FontCreator 9 released

June 9, 2015

Today High-Logic B.V. released FontCreator 9, coming with the most advanced OpenType layout features editor, a redesigned font preview which instantly shows OpenType features, and major improvements to both optical metrics and automatic kerning. We’ve also improved usability and added tons of enhancements to increase productivity.

With FontCreator 9, font designers can create and modify high quality TrueType and OpenType fonts faster than ever. The most impressive improvements are:

  • OpenType Designer which allows you to visually edit OpenType Layout Features including, but not limited to:
    • OpenType class based kerning
    • Mark to Base, Mark to Mark, Mark to Ligature, and Cursive attachments
    • Substitutions like ligatures and alternates
    • Anchor Manager
  • Import of Visual OpenType Layout (VOLT) projects
  • Unicode 7 support
  • New settings added to the web font test page
  • Copy glyph outline as vector data to clipboard
  • Optimised font export
  • Improved optical metrics
  • Enhanced auto kerning