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.

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 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 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 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

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 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!


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

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 or Bold automatically. Add characters for other languages, small capitals, and more.

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 outlines for more than 3000 (mostly accented) composite characters. It supports both composite data definitions and anchor based positioning.
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  • 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

  • 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

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

    Malcolm Wooden

  • 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

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

    Aaron Bogle

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

    Rickard Törnqvist

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

    David Holm

  • FontCreator rocks! Creating fonts has certainly got a fairly steep learning curve to it, but if any program 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.

    Bernie Cossentino

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