If you want to create new fonts from the ground up or modify previously available fonts, your first choice should be the tool. Used by over 5 million users worldwide and celebrated as the most comprehensive editing suite for creating and optimizing fonts, FontCreator is a tool designed to satisfy both novices and professionals. Even though it features numerous quality-of-life options, its intensive user interface and presence of complex UI elements make this tool best suited for professionals and seasoned design enthusiasts who want to take advantage of every possible tool to achieve their goals.
During the creation of the brand-new font, FontCreator will present you with the overview of all available characters, enabling you to easily add missing characters, or modify existing ones. To make character creation easier, FontCreator supports tools for manual drawing, streamlined image import feature, live preview, font outline validation and more.
Features and Highlights
- Font Overview with Categories – Built-in listing tool for easy access to wide array of glyphs, character subsets and Unicode ranges.
- OpenType, TrueType and Web fonts – Full support for all the major font standards for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and all modern web browsers.
- Design High-Quality Fonts – Wide array of tools for font validation and error detection.
- Optimize Contours – Built-in tool for glyph outline optimization and reduction of line points.
- Powerful import option – Support for importing of not only high-quality vector graphics image files but also raster (bitmap) images that can be converted into glyphs.
- Handwriting conversion – Create a new font by scanning images of your own handwriting style.
- Scalable Color Fonts – Full support for the creation of multi-colored glyphs, with backward compatibility support for systems that support only single-colored fonts.
- Visual OpenType Designer – Take advantage of the built-manager to easily add or modify OpenType Layout Features for both glyph substitutions and glyph positioning.
- Kerning – Automatically or manually take control over kern pair positioning.
- Powerful Transform Wizard – Single-click solution for transforming the desired font into Italics or Bold.
- Advanced Shaping Engine – Full support for the creation of Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew and other advanced fonts, with a special tool for shaping and tweaking such complex glyphs.
- Optical Metrics – Exclusive feature of the professional version of the app that automatically set the character spacing (left and right side-bearings) for each of your glyphs.
- Complete Composites – Intelligent creation of outlines for your glyphs.
- Extensive preview and Windows font installation features
- And much more…
FontcCreator for Microsoft Windows is a premium application that gives its users access to a wide array of industry-leading tools for the creation of new fonts. More expensive ‘Standard’ version opens up the support for Advanced contour operations, Automatic kerning and Real-time glyph validation, while the most expensive “Professional” tier unlocks the full potential of this app, including support for advanced Copy and Import tools and Optical metrics.
Note: 30 days trial version.