Glyphs Alternatives for Windows

    Glyphs is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is FontForge, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Glyphs and 14 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Glyphs are BirdFont (Freemium, Open Source), FontCreator (Paid), FontLab (Paid) and FontLab Studio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 20, 2020

    1. Typeface (font) editor program developed by George Williams. Fontforge is free software and is distributed under the BSD license. FontForge is available for several operating systems and is localized in several languages.
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      Almost everyone thinks FontForge is a great alternative to Glyphs.
    2. Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, OTF, EOT and SVG fonts.
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    3. 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.
    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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      The ultimate font creator, glyphs is made for ease of use while Fontlab is the most used software by professionals. Of course there is a slightly higher learning curve but its completely worth it for all the control you get.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      FontLab VI has many features and functionality not present in Glyphs.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    5. 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



    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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    7. (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. PCE contains basic tools for creating and editing characters, along with more advanced options.
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