What are the best FontForge alternatives in 2020?

    FontForge is described as 'Typeface (font) editor program developed by George Williams' 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 (Paid), FontStruct (Free), FontLab (Paid) and Glyphs (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2020

    1. Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, OTF, EOT and SVG fonts.
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    2. 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.


    3. 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 grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.
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      Clone/Edit another user's font.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    4. With FontLab VI, you can create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable fonts.
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      tphinney 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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    5. The font editor for everyone. Glyphs' smart and simple approach helps you draw new typefaces, modify existing fonts, and sculpt your letterforms hassle-free. Sketch your font
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    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      TruFont is a font-editing application written with Python3, ufoLib, defcon and PyQt5.
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      • 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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      • 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
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    7. 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

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