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FontCreator 15

Version 15.0.0.2987 released on June 17, 2024

A five-star rating for FontCreator according to user reviews

The world's most popular font editor

With over 5 million downloads to date, FontCreator is considered the world's most popular and best font editor. Create and edit (variable) OpenType and web fonts. 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.

The latest FontCreator release introduces hybrid glyph outlines, allowing for a mix of contours and components, offering greater design flexibility. The font editor now supports the .glyphs file format, enhancing interchangeability in font project resources for collaborative font design. FontCreator is a “what you see is what you get” font editor. It comes with real-time font proofing and testing during editing, enhanced by an improved shaping engine and interactive proofing tool. Additionally, support for cubic curves has been incorporated into the join contours feature.

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, and kerning pairs. At any time, you can preview your typefaces before installation. You can even make Variable Fonts by defining axes and outline layers. OpenType features are preserved on opening a font, and you can use the OpenType Designer to visual edit the features and lookups. The OpenType proofing tool allows you to quickly track down and correct text layout issues. 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 and interpolation issues.

FontCreator is a true native font editor, so there is no need to buy or install third-party tools or extensions.

Font Overview with Categories

The glyph and character category panel gives you quick and easy access to the glyphs, character subsets and Unicode ranges.

OpenType, TrueType and Web fonts

FontCreator supports all common font formats, including OpenType, TrueType, and Web Open Font Format (WOFF and WOFF2). These fonts are universally accessible across Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and 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). It supports both quadratic and cubic bezier curves.

Import Vector 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

Effortlessly import scanned images of your handwriting or manuscript into fully-fledged glyph outlines.

Scalable Color Fonts

FontCreator is a versatile font editor that allows you to make scalable color fonts, supporting both COLR and SVG color extensions. This allows you to create multi-colored glyphs for systems that support it, while maintaining backwards compatibility for systems that do not.

Watch the video for a quick introduction on how to create color fonts with FontCreator, read our online tutorial about making OpenType color fonts, and take a look at this colour font demo page.

Visual OpenType Designer

The intuitive OpenType Designer allows you to easily generate and modify OpenType layout features for both glyph substitutions and glyph positioning. The build-in anchor manager makes adding and editing mark to base and mark to mark positioning a breeze!

Kerning

Manually add kern pairs to your font supporting both individual glyphs and glyph classes. Alternatively let Autokerning take care of kerning for you in the standard and professional edition.

Powerful Transform Wizard

Both the standard and professional editions offer a robust transform wizard, simplifying the glyph transformation process with just a few clicks. Effortlessly add characters for other languages, small capitals, and beyond or transform your font to Italic or Bold.

OpenType Feature Proofing

Use FontCreator to debug OpenType layout features with the interactive proofing tool. It uses an advanced shaping engine which allows you to view, create, edit, and debug even the most complex fonts.

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 the most common characters to find the best left and right side-bearings for each of these glyphs.

Complete Composites

The standard and professional edition allow intelligent generation of character outlines for more than 3000 (mostly accented) composite characters. It supports both composite data definitions and anchor based positioning.

What They're Saying

I created a font called Dinzy Minzy with FontCreator. It's on myfonts.com in the top 50 Hot New Fonts!!! Thank you for the great font editor!

Aaron Bogle

FontCreator is a fabulous piece of software. It works flawlessly and is sooo much more powerful than the more expensive alternative font editors.

Stephen Cassar

FontCreator functions extremely well. No other font editor offers such a complete and comprehensive set of tools.

Malcolm Wooden

I highly recommend FontCreator and want to say thank you for a brilliant font editor; stable, intuitive, powerful, and simple to use.

Rickard Törnqvist

After trying multiple font editors, I decided to download FontCreator. It is worth every penny, as it turned out to be efficient, user friendly and reliable.

Daniel Escudero

I have used FontCreator since 2003 to create fonts for printing and the web with all of the accents needed for Pāḷi and many other languages including Vietnamese.

Bhikkhu Pesala

When inspiration grabs me, I want at my fingertips the perfect tool capable of translating my inspiration into something tangible. FontCreator is that tool.

Steve Boewe

I use FontCreator to create non-standard Chinese characters for scholarly publications in the field of Chinese grammatology. For my work, this font editor is indispensable.

David Holm

FontCreator rocks! Creating fonts has certainly got a fairly steep learning curve to it, but if any font editor helps take the edge off that, it’s High-Logic’s FontCreator.

Ron Koster

FontCreator is a dream to use. The OpenType Designer provides valuable visual feedback, crucial to my work. Quite simply, this is a stellar program that comes with stellar staff support.

Twin Page Productions

I use Font Creator software from the High Logic family for 8 years running. I like the font editor for its ease of use & convenience of upgrade.

Ethan Chia

I like the intuitiveness of FontCreator. Everything in this font editor is exactly where it should be.

Hanoch Waldenberg

I use FontCreator Home Edition; a very nice program to create your own fonts and to modify existing fonts. Easy to use, even for a layman. If it really sticks times, the support is also top notch.

Günther Jockisch

I would say the best font creator software in the world that is extremely easy to start with. Double thumbs up!!

Ayman Siddiqui

Since the first day I started fonts, I found High-Logic's Font Creator and have never looked anywhere else. It's the perfect font editor developed by some of the best people in the industry, and their success has made my business succeed!

Robert R. Barba

I have been using FontCreator to design special symbols which I then import to a music editor software. It helps me fingering guitar music scores. It is straightforward to use and looks really neat in print.

Tom Semkow

Even though I use multiple tools for font creation, I always rely on the Font Validation Wizard as a final check for all my fonts.

Raymond Larabie

FontCreator is the ideal tool to create fonts, particularly single line (open contour) fonts. Whilst having every option you could imagine to create and tweak fonts, the learning curve isn't steep, and new users can be up and running quickly.

Andrew Hunt

Font Creator is so easy to use, even a blind person with a screen reader can use it – no kidding.

Howard Geltman

FontCreator has the right mix of precision and intuitive use that makes it ideal for a hobbyist who is also a retired engineer. That mix gives me the best of both worlds.

John Barry

Your font editor helps me and my clients to create beautiful designs. I really appreciate it.

Elron Bucai

We would love to hear what you like about our font editor FontCreator. Let us know, so we can add it here. Thank you for your support!

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