Alternatives is described as '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!' and is an website in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is FontForge, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to are BirdFont (Freemium, Open Source), FontCreator (Paid), FontStruct (Free) and Fontself Maker for Illustrator & Photoshop (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 7, 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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    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. FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.
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    5. 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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      • 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
      TruFont is a font-editing application written with Python3, ufoLib, defcon and PyQt5.
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    6. FontLab Studio 5 is next-generation professional font editor for Mac and Windows.


      The program can be still bought from the official website, but it will not receive other updates. Its successor is FontLab

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font. With support for randomized letters, editing after scanning and many more features you want find in other tools.
    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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