Before consulting this list, please check to make sure you are running the latest version, which is FontCreator 7.0.
A: If you have created a font yourself (without using anything from other fonts), it is your property. However be aware FontCreator Home Edition can NOT be used for commercial purposes. You have to buy the Standard Edition or Professional Edition instead.
A: This comparison chart shows the differences between the three editions.
A: Several font vendors do allow this, as long as the modified font is only used on machines for which you have licensed the original font. If you have questions about what can or can't be done with a font, you should contact the font's manufacturer.
A: Word-processors often use autocorrect to convert the straight apostrophe (') and straight quote or inches character (") to typographical quotation marks (“), (”), (‘) and (’), also known as smart or curly quotes. If your font doesn't have mappings to these characters, you will see rectangles instead. When the quotes aren't showing at all, you need to add outlines to the corresponding glyphs. Make sure that your font contains all of the recommended glyphs.
A: No, the software runs on Windows only. However Mac OS X does support fonts created with FontCreator.
A: To change the top and bottom of a font; select Settings from the Format menu to open the Font Settings window and select the Metrics page. Here you can change the Win Ascent (Top) and Win Descent (Bottom). You should also update the other ascender and descender values. To update all values at once, press the Calculate button. Read more....
A: The font name is stored inside the font, so changing the file name won't work. The easiest way to change the font name is to change the Font Family on the Properties dialog available in the Font menu and then exporting the font again.
A: The quality has a lot to do with hinting. The hints are what make it look good at low resolutions. Starting with FontCreator 7 hinting information is now automatically added to your fonts. Another solution is grayscale support. To enable it select Smoothing from the Format menu. Delete all entries. Now add a new entry and set "Grayscale rendering" as well as "Smoothing".