Fony Alternatives

    Fony is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Fony for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, the Web, Linux and Adobe Illustrator. The best alternative is FontForge, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fony are FontCreator (Paid), FontStruct (Free), Glyphs (Paid) and Fontself Maker for Illustrator & Photoshop (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 7, 2020

    • Typeface (font) editor program developed by George Williams.

      Fontforge is free software and is distributed under the BSD license.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • This professional font editor allows you to create and edit TrueType and OpenType fonts.


    • FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop.
      • Free
      • Online
    • Make everything from dingbat webfonts to full-fledged text typefaces in the most Mac-like font editor.
    • Meet the fastest & easiest tool to create OpenType fonts, right within Illustrator & Photoshop CC.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe Photoshop
    • With Type light you can design, edit and convert OpenType, TrueType and PostScript fonts. As a light version of Type 3.
      • Free Personal
      • Windows
    • TruFont is a font-editing application written with Python3, ufoLib, defcon and PyQt5.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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

      • Mac
      • Windows
    • 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!.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
    • (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