FontCreator fully supports OpenType features, and those are even preserved upon opening a font. It allows you to visually build your OpenType features, while the OpenType features can still be modified in the built-in code-editor. This font editor is the best choice if you need to create and modify professional fonts. This professional font editor allows you to create and edit TrueType, OpenType and web fonts. It has the powerful drawing tools that typographers and graphic designers require, and an intuitive interface that allows beginners to become productive immediately. 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 raster based (scanned) images of your handwriting and signature, and/or use the vector based import of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to make your own fonts. Other features include the ability to preview fonts before installing, and a font installation wizard that makes your fonts available to other applications. FontCreator also lets you fix character mappings, correct font names, and modify and clean up kerning pairs. FontCreator is the first font editor to support the new scalable color fonts extension. This new feature allows you to create multi-colored glyphs for systems that support it, while maintaining backwards compatibility for systems that do not. With the huge popularity of professional fonts being used in desktop applications and web sites, you will love the fact that FontCreator now fully supports all OpenType layout features in the enhanced OpenType Designer. With this major new release, FontCreator now supports all OpenType features required by complex fonts such as Hebrew, Arabic, and Devanagari. It provides powerful tools for creating and editing OpenType features without the need to know how to code.
What's new in this version:
Version 11.0 comes with a new icon set, improved support for high-resolution monitors, and numerous improvements to the glyph editor. It supports both quadratic- and cubic-based contours, and has several smart features which make it a joy to design professional fonts.