Microsoft Font Validator Alternatives

    Microsoft Font Validator is described as 'A tool that evaluates how closely a TrueType or OpenType font adheres to the current font format specification, as well as whether the font meets basic recommendations and deliverable guidelines from Microsoft' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Microsoft Font Validator for Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is FontForge, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Font Validator are TruFont (Free, Open Source), AFDKO (Free), Apple Font Tool Suite (Free) and FontDoctor (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021

    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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      TruFont is a font-editing application written with Python3, ufoLib, defcon and PyQt5.
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      AFDKO is a collection of command-line tools used at Adobe for manipulating and creating OpenType font files. Can verify structures, and table entries and their checksums.
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    2. A suite of tools for working with font files. The tools focus on comparing, manipulating, and validating font files that are to be shipped for Apple’s operating systems. Graphical tools includes Blinker, Font Proofer X, and MorxTester.
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      FontDoctor is the industry standard software for fixing font problems and organizing font files. Easily locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on computer performance and applications. Diagnostic tool.
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    3. Internal tools developed at Microsoft for manipulating and creating OpenType and TrueType font files. Used in development of new font toolsets and fonts. The tools includes TTFdump, TrueType Open Assembler, Flint, SBIT32, CacheTT, FastFont, and AddTable.
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    4. Fast and easy Online Bitmap font Editor.
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