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Features and Benefits

FontCreator is the world's most popular font editor and comes with a complete feature set that makes it the tool of choice for professionals. Its intuitive interface is straightforward enough for users at any expertise level.

Here is a list that shows the most important features and benefits. For more detailed feature descriptions, do consult the manual and the forum, which are both available through the support page.

  • Create and edit TrueType and OpenType fonts
  • Full support for variable fonts (quadratic bezier curves)
  • Create and edit Web Open Font Format (WOFF and WOFF2) fonts with superior compression
  • Create and edit scalable color fonts (supporting COLR, CPAL, and SVG tables)
  • Supports the UFO and DesignSpace formats
  • Import and export .glyphs files
  • Subsetting glyphs (e.g. exclude glyphs from exporting)
  • Subsetting variable fonts (e.g. change default location, change axis range, and extrapolation)
  • Advanced tools to detect and fix interpolation issues
  • Design fonts for engraving
  • Redesign existing characters
  • Add missing characters
  • Add up to 65,535 glyphs per font
  • Import vector files (SVG, EPS, AI, PDF, IGES, etc) and bitmap images (BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, etc)
  • OpenType features are preserved upon opening a font
  • Visually edit OpenType layout features
  • Supports all basic languages, including but not limited to English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Estonian, Faeroese, Frisian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Albanian, and Esperanto
  • Supports complex script fonts covering Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew, and more
  • Advanced OpenType feature generator
  • OpenType feature code can also be edited
  • Edit, import, and export VOLT feature code
  • Edit, import, and export AFDKO feature code (aka .fea syntax)
  • Powerfull OpenType layout feature proofing and debugging tool
  • FontCreator supports both quadratic- and cubic-based contours
  • Optimize contours to reduce the number of nodes
  • Fix character mappings
  • Unicode variation sequences
  • Last resort fonts
  • Correct fonts that display incorrectly
  • Find and replace glyph names
  • Hybrid glyph outlines
  • Glyph tagging
  • Open and save fonts in Unified Font Object (UFO) format
  • Convert OpenType fonts to TrueType fonts
  • Convert TrueType fonts to OpenType fonts
  • Generate, modify, import, export, and clean up kerning pairs
  • Add or correct over three thousand composite glyphs
  • Transform individual glyphs or an entire font (e.g. to make a bold version)
  • Extract TrueType fonts from TrueType Collections
  • Unicode support (including the private use area and supplementary planes)
  • View unknown font tables
  • All popular encodings and code pages supported (ANSI, ASCII, Unicode, Symbol, Big5, PRC, Wansung, etc)
  • Vertical metrics; mostly useful with fonts that are used for vertical writing, e.g. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fonts
  • Preview fonts before installing
  • Install fonts in Windows