Outline font editor that lets you create your own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap (bdf, FON, NFNT) fonts, or edit existing ones

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FontForge is a versatile font editor that offers you the tools to quickly create and edit your own font styles. The finished project can be exported to various formats, such as OpenType, TrueType, AAT, SVG, CID-Keyed, PostScrip, and so on.

Easy to install font editor featuring a user-friendly interface

The FontForge installation procedure is reduced to simply dragging the utility to your Applications folder (it won’t run otherwise), but you also must make sure that X11 has been installed on your Mac beforehand (runs on the X11 platform).

At first launch, FontForge will automatically start scanning for fonts, a procedure that will take some time but is performed only once.

The FontForge user interface is comprised of two main windows: one for managing the font style, and an editor that enables you to customize each character. Note that FontForge comes with an extensive online tutorial that thoroughly documents each function.

Get rid of repetitive tasks by using various scripts

FontForge comes with a large collection of drawing tools, including bezier curves, that will help you create your own character designs in no time. At the same time, you can open a specific typeface and customize only specific symbols.

Furthermore, FontForge offers support for its own scripting language, but can also deal with Python: as a result, you have the option to identify repetitive tasks and integrate scripts that can deal with the problem.

Comprehensive font editor designed to help you customize and create new font styles

Since FontForge runs on the X11 window system, the application design seems to be slightly outdated, and it takes a considerable amount of time to open the utility.

However, this does not limit its functionality: FontForge helps you preview each character included in a typeface, and enables you to change their design via a user-friendly drawing editor.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used FontForge and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂