FontCreator

FontCreator

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 57 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    556,776
  • Date Added:
    August 06, 2013
  • File Size:
    8.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    153
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Pay to actually save and use anything you produce."

July 06, 2014  |  By Michaelk9988

 |  Version: FontCreator 7.5

Pros

Doesn't matter.

Cons

What good is it if you can't use your work? Just a twist on bait and switch. I'm not saying it has to be free. I'm just saying don't lie.

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5 stars

"A High Voltage Update"

June 30, 2014  |  By Bhikkhu Pesala

 |  Version: FontCreator 7.5

Pros

A user-friendly interface for adding OpenType GSUB and GPOS features to a font, or for modifying existing features so users no longer need to struggle with the complexities of VOLT.

Group-based kerning is a massive leap forward in productivity. Define the groups once, then reuse them in any font by exporting and importing the script for kerning adjustment pairs. Autokern does most of the hard work - just check a few hundred pairs for glitches, before export a font with 20K kerning pairs.

Export as OpenType *.otf with Truetype or Postscript outlines, or export as a Web Font (*.woff).

Project files store font specific guidelines and export settings, while Export As.. offers a quick way to make minor changes to fonts without saving a project file.

Cons

The powerful new features also mean that some effort is needed to master them. It is a big step up from earlier versions.

Summary

Professional users will soon be up and running. New users and Home Edition users will find prompt help at the High-Logic forums to get them started. The FontCreator Manual is available online if you want to take a closer look at the feature set.

Those who don't want to register the program will not find much use for this Shareware program. The Trial version, which is the full Pro Edition, saves fonts, but only with a limited character set.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.5
Version 7.5 has support for scalable color fonts.
General
Publisher High-Logic
Publisher web site http://www.high-logic.com/
Release Date August 02, 2013
Date Added August 06, 2013
Version 7.5
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.83MB
File Name FontCreatorSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 556,776
Downloads Last Week 153
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $79

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