Font editor

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A font editor is a class of application software specifically designed to create or modify font files. Font editors differ greatly depending on if they are designed to edit bitmap fonts or outline fonts. Most modern font editors deal with the outline fonts. Bitmap fonts uses an older technology and are most commonly used in console applications. The bitmap font editors were usually very specialized, as each computing platform had its own font format. One subcategory of bitmap fonts is text mode fonts.

List of font editors[edit]

The following editors use outline vector graphics to create font files in common formats.

Free software[edit]

Proprietary software[edit]

  • DTL FontMaster (Windows)
  • FontLab (Mac, Windows)
  • Fontographer (Mac)
  • Fontself Maker (extension for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop on Mac and Windows) [1]
  • FontArk (Web service)
  • FontCreator from High-Logic (Windows)
  • Glyphs (Mac)
  • Ikarus
  • RoboFont (Mac)
  • Scanahand from High-Logic (Windows)
  • TypeTool (Mac, Windows)
  • Type 3.2 (Mac, Windows)
  • Type light (Mac, Windows)
  • Manutius 2.0 (German editor for Type 1 fonts for Windows) [2]
  • Noah (English font editor for Postscript Type 1 fonts for Windows) [3]

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