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  • BirdFont

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

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    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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • FontLab VI

    With FontLab VI, you can create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable fonts. The app is an all-around font editor, but also...

    • 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. tphinneyJul 2018 Disagree   Agree

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    • Discontinued The program can be still bought from the official website, but it will not receive other updates. Its successor is https://alternativeto.net/software/fontlab-vi/

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  • TruFont

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Glyphs

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

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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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...

    Freemium Web

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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....

    Free Windows

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  • 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...

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  • Fontself Maker for Illustrator & Photoshop

    Meet the fastest & easiest tool to create OpenType fonts, right within Illustrator & Photoshop CC. Fontself is used by thousands of creatives, including at Nike...

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  • Softy

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Comment by Aaron
about FontForge · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

This does good for font creation, I used a program similar to this when I made up my own fonts, I just dont remember what that old program was called anymore.

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