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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2015
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $79.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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    #2 in Font Tools

Editors' Review

Font design isn't easy, but FontCreator simplifies the process with an intuitive interface and tons of features. Its specialized drawing tools allow you to design glyphs one by one. If you're not patient enough to start from scratch, it's easy to import an existing TrueType font (TTF) and get started modifying the smallest of details. You also can convert images to glyphs, which allows you to turn a logo or your handwriting into a custom font. That said, it's the bonus utilities that elevate FontCreator to professional caliber. Glyph Transformer lets you instantly boldface, rotate, or alter every character in a font. You also can set kerning, change character-to-glyph mapping, and validate fonts to detect common problems. FontCreator's wealth of features and recently improved ease of use make it a great choice for type designers of all skill levels.
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5 stars

"Easy, Versatile, and Powerful (You won't regret it)"

June 23, 2015  |  By BobAllen_59

 |  Version: FontCreator 9


Allows you to import your tiff's, emf's, wmf's, jpg's, gif's, eps', etc... (best way in my opinion); or you can draw right into the program. I've scanned 150 year old fonts into my computer (as jpg), traced the characters in a draw program, exported to gif, and brought a dead font in the past back to life. You can keep it simple with defaults and get your font running quickly, or dig into the depths of kerning, ligatures, and tables to fashion a complex font. If you are a beginner and aren't sure, you won't be left high and dry. The support is great. The forums are continually active, problems and questions addressed, examples abundant, and samples a plenty.

If you need to produce your own fonts, you won't find a better deal anywhere.


Haven't found any yet. Has accomplished all I needed to go from scratch to complete sets of fully kerned, professional looking fonts.

Complaints about "crippleware" are irrelevant and counter productive. If you "don't know" whether it will produce a good final product, then you "don't know" enough to write a review. Reviewing version 9 requires a license to actually use the program. Listen to the reviews of people who actually have a licensed version, otherwise you'll get confused by off-issue remarks. A word to the wise - there is a world of difference between version 5 and version 9. If you need a font creation program, buy v9. Anyone who tells you to settle for version 5 obviously hasn't become acquainted with v9.


Whether a beginner or experienced, I believe you will be surprised at the power of such an inexpensive product. I started with version four many years ago, and when I upgraded to v8 last year I kept saying "wow" as I used it. I couldn't believe what I had been missing and how powerful it had become. I've now moved from v8 to v9.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9
Version 9 comes with visual editing of OpenType layout features, a redesigned font preview which instantly shows OpenType features, and major improvements to both optical metrics and automatic kerning.
Publisher High-Logic
Publisher web site
Release Date June 12, 2015
Date Added June 15, 2015
Version 9
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.6MB
File Name FontCreatorSetup.exe
Total Downloads 561,685
Downloads Last Week 84
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $79

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