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FontCreator 11.5

The world's most popular font editor

With over 4.5 million downloads to date, FontCreator is the world's most popular font editor. An advanced feature set makes it the tool of choice for professionals, and its intuitive interface is straightforward enough for users at any expertise level. Create your own fonts, redesign existing characters, add kerning, edit advanced OpenType layout features, and much more.

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Runs on Microsoft Windows Runs On: Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)
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When you create or open a font, FontCreator displays an overview of all available characters. You can simply add missing characters, or select an existing character, and modify its appearance. You can import (scanned) images of your signature or company logo, or make a font from your own handwriting. With FontCreator you can also fix character code-points, font names, glyph names, kerning pairs, and at all times you can preview your typefaces before installing. OpenType features are preserved upon opening a font. This professional font editor supports both quadratic- and cubic-based contours, and has several smart features to ensure smooth connections where you need them. The validation features help you locate and fix possible outline issues.

FontCreator is a true native font editor, so no need to buy or install third-party tools or extensions.
FontCreator What's New
FontCreator Getting Started
Font Overview with Categories
The glyph and character category panel gives you quick and easy access to the glyphs, character subsets and Unicode ranges.
Work with OpenType, TrueType and Web fonts
FontCreator supports Open Type, True Type and Web Open Font Format (WOFF and WOFF2) fonts which can be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and in all modern web browsers.
Design High Quality Fonts
The standard and professional edition include font validation features which enable you to improve the quality of your fonts by locating and solving common glyph problems.
Optimize Contours
Optimizing glyph outlines will reduce the number of points that make up the contour(s).
Import SVG Images
High quality vector graphics can be easily imported. You can even copy and paste between FontCreator and your favorite vector editing software.
Import Raster (bitmap) Images
Import (scanned) images and convert them into glyphs. Create your own handwriting font by scanning your handwriting and import it into FontCreator.
Scalable Color Fonts
FontCreator is the first font editor to support the new scalable color fonts extension. This new feature allows you to create multi-colored glyphs for systems that support it, while maintaining backwards compatibility for systems that do not. Watch the video above for a quick introduction on how to create color fonts with FontCreator. And here is a colour font demo page.
Visual OpenType Designer
The intuitive OpenType Designer allows you to easily add and modify OpenType Layout Features for glyph positioning. The build-in anchor manager makes adding and editing Mark to Base and Mark to Mark positioning a breeze!
OpenType Layout Scripts Editor
The Script Editor allows you to quickly add and modify OpenType Glyph Substitutions through an easy to learn scripting language.
OpenType Features
OpenType Layout Features Made Easy
Common OpenType layout features are automatically added to your fonts and with the standard and professional editions you can take full control over these features through custom scripts.
Arabic Shaping Engine
Advanced Shaping Engine
Use FontCreator to visually design Arabic fonts as our font editor comes with an advanced shaping engine which allows you to view, create, and edit complex script fonts.
Manually add kerning to your font or let the Autokerning take care of kerning for you in the standard and professional edition.
Optical Metrics
Optical Metrics
The Optical metrics feature in the professional edition simplifies one of the most complex and time consuming tasks in font design. It analyzes a set of most common characters to find the best left and right side bearings of each of these glyphs.
Test Your Fonts
At any time during your font development, you can test it in other applications. You can even generate a local web page to test it as a Web font. Preview an online version of a Web font test page here.
Powerful Transform Wizard
The standard and professional edition come with a powerful transform wizard that allows you to easily transform glyphs with just a few clicks. Transform your font to Italic, Bold, automatically add characters for other languages, small capitals and more.
Easily Rename Fonts
On the font properties dialog you can view and edit the font name, legal and copyright information, embedding rights and more.
Complete Composites
The standard and professional edition allow intelligent generation of outlines for more than 2,200 (mostly accented) composite characters.
FontCreator is rated 4.3 / 5 based on 65 user reviews at

The standard and professional edition contain tools to join contours which simplify and speed up the glyph design process.

Whether you're a type designer or graphic artist who needs a font creation powerhouse, or a hobbyist who wants to have fun creating free fonts, FontCreator has the tools you need.

User Quotes

“I feel I must congratulate you for FontCreator, the program appears to function extremely well. No other program that I know offers such a complete and comprehensive set of table modification tools (and that includes the tools we use from Microsoft!).”
- Malcolm Wooden

“I've made a real impression on my boss (a publisher) because of the results that we have obtained using FontCreator.”
- Todd Porter

“I created a font called Dinzy Minzy with FontCreator. It's now on in the top 50 Hot New Fonts!!! Thank you for the great software!”
- Aaron Bogle

“I love FontCreator - I used the demo for my latest font and was so happy with it, I bought it.”
- Chad Savage

“I have been in the business for twenty years and this is the best shareware I have ever seen. Congratulations.”
- Mike Fitzgerald, McLean, VA USA

“Every shareware program that I every purchased off the WEB has usually been as about as useful as an old pair of underwear. However, you must be the hardest working Shareware Programmer on EARTH! Not only did you deliver a great product from the first time I purchased FontCreator, but you just keep making it better and better! Keep up the good work.”
- Richard Gallaspy

“I had an issue with some fonts needing corrections for some scaling issues, and after trying a bunch of other font tools, I stumbled on yours and gave it a try. Then promptly purchased it. In half an hour I had a new font with the problems solved. I just want to say thank you for an absolutely brilliant font editor; stable, intuitive, powerful and simple to use. ”
- Rickard Törnqvist, GTECH Sweden AB

“All of the reviews I remember seeing on FontCreator rate it 5/5. Hence, it's one of the least expensive, very capable font development applications you can get.”
- Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.

“I just wanted to tell you thanks for creating a fabulous piece of software. FontCreator works flawlessly and is sooo much more powerful than the more expensive alternative. Keep up the good work!”
- Stephen Cassar

“I've been using your shareware font editor FontCreator and I am very pleased with its performance. Comparing it to other shareware font creators, yours stands out.”
- Adam Szewczyk

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