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We've compiled a list of 27 free and paid alternatives to FontForge. The primary competitors include FontLab Studio, BirdFont. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between FontForge and FontCreator, Glyphs, Fontself Maker for Illustrator & Photoshop. Also you can look at other similar options here: OS and Utilities.

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FontLab VI

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FontForge Overview

Typeface (font) editor program developed by George Williams. Fontforge is free software and is distributed under the BSD license. FontForge is available for several operating systems and is localized in several languages.Fontforge supports several font formats like TrueType, PostScript, OpenType, CID-keyed, multi-master, CFF, SVG, BDF, Datafork TrueType, etc. Fontforge can convert fonts from one format to another. FontForge can also store fonts in its native format called “spline font database files” using the .sfd extension, which has the advantage that is text-based.

Download is also available in GitHub releases.

FontForge Features

tick-square Font maker
tick-square Portable

FontForge Platforms

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FontForge Categories

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FontForge Tags

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