FontCreator is a true native font editor (OpenType features are preserved upon opening a font), so no need to buy or install third-party tools or extensions.
Font Overview with CategoriesThe 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 fontsFontCreator supports Open Type, True Type and Web Open Font Format (WOFF) fonts which can be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and in all modern web browsers.
Design High Quality FontsThe 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 ContoursOptimizing glyph outlines will reduce the number of points that make up the contour(s).
Import SVG ImagesHigh quality vector graphics can be easily imported. You can even copy and paste between FontCreator and your favorite vector editing software.
Import Raster (bitmap) ImagesImport (scanned) images and convert them into glyphs. Create your own handwriting font by scanning your handwriting and import it into FontCreator.
Scalable Color FontsFontCreator 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 DesignerThe 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 EditorThe Script Editor allows you to quickly add and modify OpenType Glyph Substitutions through an easy to learn scripting language.
OpenType Layout Features Made EasyCommon 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.
Easy Access to Common Glyph PropertiesThe glyph properties toolwindow gives you easy access to the glyph's name, codepoints and bearings.
KerningManually add kerning to your font or let the Autokerning take care of kerning for you in the standard and professional edition.
Optical MetricsThe 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 FontsAt any time during your font development, you can test it in other applications. You can even generate a local webpage to test it as a Web font. Preview an online version of a Web font test page here.
Powerful Transform WizardThe 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 FontsOn the font properties dialog you can view and edit the font name, legal and copyright information, embedding rights and more.
Complete CompositesThe standard and professional edition allow intelligent generation of outlines for more than 2,200 (mostly accented) composite characters.
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.