Alternatives to FontLab Studio for all platforms with any license

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  • FontForge icon

    FontForge

    Typeface (font) editor program developed by George Williams. Fontforge is free software and is distributed under the BSD license. FontForge is available for several operating systems and is localized in several languages.Fontforge...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • FontCreator icon

    FontCreator

    This professional font editor allows you to create and edit TrueType and OpenType fonts. It has the powerful drawing tools that typographers and graphic designers require, and an intuitive interface that allows beginners to become...

    Commercial Windows

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    FontStruct

    FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • TruFont icon

    TruFont

    TruFont is a font-editing application written with Python3, ufoLib, defcon and PyQt5.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Type light icon

    Type light

    With Type light you can design, edit and convert OpenType, TrueType and PostScript fonts. As a light version of Type 3.2 font editor it is your ideal package for entering into the world of font creation.

    Free Personal Windows

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    Glyphs

    The font editor for everyone. Glyphs' smart and simple approach helps you draw new typefaces, modify existing fonts, and sculpt your letterforms hassle-free.

    Commercial Mac

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    Type 3.2

    Type 3.2 is advanced typography made accessible. Design, edit and convert OpenType and TrueType fonts. Run user defined Actions (eg italicise your font) and add OpenType features (eg ligatures and small capitals).

    Commercial Windows

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    Private Character Editor

    (Windows built-in) Using Private Character Editor (PCE), you can create up to 6,400 unique characters (such as special letters and logos) for use in your font library. PCE contains basic tools for creating and editing characters...

    Free Windows

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  • typetool

    TypeTool is our basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts. Create new fonts or modify existing fonts, open any fonts...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Fony

    Fony is an editor for bitmap (raster) fonts. While the focus is on Windows FNT/FON bitmap fonts, it can import and export some other popular file formats.

    Free Windows

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  • Cheap Font Generator icon

    Cheap Font Generator

    Need to generate your own font? Our font creators make your handwriting as your font. You can use our font generators and create your own font online.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    YourFonts.com

    YourFonts is an online font generator that turns your handwriting into a font that you can use in every program that you own. 250,000+ fonts already made! It allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes....

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    RoboFont

    RoboFont is a UFO based, mac only, font editor. Written from scratch in Python with scalability in mind. The editor allows full scripting access to objects and interface. The application is a platform for drawing and modifying ...

    Commercial Mac

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FontLab Studio Comments

Dominating but expensive

Comment by Thelle
about FontLab Studio May 2013

FontLab Studio seems like the dominant package to create fonts, but it's very expensive. Heard good things about it though..

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