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What are the best FontForge alternatives?

FontForge is described as 'Free (libre) font editor for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU+Linux' and is a popular app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to FontForge for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is BirdFont, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FontForge are FontCreator, FontStruct, Glyphr Studio and Glyphs.

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  • Windows
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Free (libre) font editor for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU+Linux.

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  1. BirdFont icon

    BirdFont

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, OTF, EOT and SVG fonts.

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    FontCreator

    • Windows

    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 productive immediately.

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    FontStruct

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop.

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    Clone/Edit another user's font.

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    Glyphr Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Glyphr Studio is a free online font editor to make good looking professional typefaces. Many professional font editors are very complex and/or very expensive. This tool however is streamlined and made for font design hobbyists... and it's free!.

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    1.Edit existing fonts 2.add ligatures

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    Glyphs

    • Mac

    Make everything from dingbat webfonts to full-fledged text typefaces in the most Mac-like font editor.

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    FontLab

    • Mac
    • Windows

    With FontLab VI, you can create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable fonts.

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    FontLab VI support modern features such as OpenType Variations (variable fonts) and color fonts. It has a modern interface, and supports Mac and Windows interface conventions instead of using X-Windows like FontForge. It is under active development instead of being mostly in maintenance mode.

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    TruFont

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  8. Meet the fastest & easiest tool to create OpenType fonts, right within Illustrator & Photoshop CC. Fontself is used by thousands of creatives, including at Nike, Adobe, Google, Disney, Ubisoft or Sony.

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    Type light

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    FontLab Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows

    FontLab Studio 5 is next-generation professional font editor for Mac and Windows.

    Discontinued

    The program can be still bought from the official website, but it will not receive other updates. Its successor is FontLab icon FontLab

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