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FontForge Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to FontForge for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is BirdFont, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to FontForge and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FontForge are Glyphs, FontLab, Glyphr Studio and TruFont.

This page was last updated Feb 11, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Glyphs

    • Mac

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



  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. TruFont

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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



  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.

  7. 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

  8. Fontographer

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Fontographer is a font editor for mac and windows.

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  9. TypeTool

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  10. Crossfont by Pixel Egg Studio

    • Mac

    Easy-to-use font editor for Mac.

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