Fontlab Studio is a modern powerful font maker that is used to create a new font and easy to modify the existing font. It helps you to create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable OpenType fonts for any Unicode writing system, from Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, to Arabic, Hebrew and Indic, all the way to Chinese, Japanese, emoji, symbols, and icons. Get the most robust toolset and most powerful features for type design. It is a professional font creator and editor tool, crafted for type designers which provide the facility to draw a font as per your style!
It is an integrated font editor for macOS and Windows that helps you create fonts from start to finish, from a simple design to a really “ultra bold” complex project, and brings a spark of magic into type design. It is available as a 30-day free fully-functional trial.
It is the best solution for font foundries, professional type designers, typographers, and graphic design studios, allowing them to design type, create and modify fonts.
With FontLab Studio you can now print, synchronize text across multiple windows with Echo Text, override and add custom OpenType tables using the new Tables panel, quickly add and edit classes in the Classes panel, create OpenType Symbol‐encoded fonts, restore your panels when you open a VFC/VFJ, and much more!
Feature Of Fontlab Studio
Brush & Power Brush
Apply the Power Brush to a “skeleton” contour for live, adjustable calligraphic strokes. Control the angle and thickness of the brush, and tweak it even after you’ve drawn. Save Power Brush presets and apply them to other contours across your font.
The pencil is a radical new sketching tool. Trim, tweak, modify, smooth, adjust. Nothing gets in the way of creative successive approximation — especially not the usual constraints of wrangling Bezier curves.
The rapid tool is a Pen on turbo. it easy to use that click for a line, double-click for a curve. Fontlab Studio knows which nodes should be extremes, and automatically makes smooth curves with your chosen node positions.
Move the Rapid handles to change the curve segment Tension, or double-click to apply the current font-wide default. Rapid is great for quick drawing of consistent shapes, or for intelligent manual tracing of a scan or background image.
If you like drawing with an industry-standard Bézier pen, FontLab 7 has a great Pen tool for you.
Control the form, not just points
With this Tunni Lines, you can finally move both handles on a curve in sync, Balance their proportions and tune the curve Tension.
If you like your shapes but not where the nodes are, just Shift+Alt+Slide them to a better position along the curve, or even beyond it, without altering the existing shape. New Cmd/Ctrl+drag nodes and handles with high precision without zooming in.
Adjust big-time in no time
Some nodes define a stem position, but some are Servants that just follow along when you move others.
With just one move of a node, Ctrl+Alt+Nudge handles or intelligently Power Nudge other nodes. Select and move nodes and handles across contours and multiple glyphs. The link points to Power Guides with Magnet to orchestrate major shape changes quickly and consistently.
Draw with consistency & precision
Fontlab Studio 7 can dynamically Suggest snap locations for nodes, angles and stem distances as you draw, so you’ll get equal distances — even without using Guides that snap and measure like no other.
See handle lengths and angles, whitespace and New stem thicknesses, automatically measured as you draw. Scale, rotate and slant losslessly thanks to It is fractional drawing precision and live integer rounding, apply the rounding to bake in the integers.
Smooth the bumpy curves
Harmonize your curves to make them really fluid, or “G2 curvature continuous” in math-speak. Make your node a Genius, which stays fluid even if you move the handles — view the Curvature to prove it.
Curves even stay smooth and true to their form when you Simplify a contour or remove some nodes with Eraser. No software does it better, say the mathematicians.
This corner nodes can be clever, too. Create and adjust live rounded corners and ink traps with Smart Corners. Use Scissors on intersections, and It will recreate overlapping contours, so you can move them independently.
Easily spot odd points and suspicious curves with FontAudit and live outline custodian. Its intuitive problem highlighting (a nod to Tal Leming’s Glyph Nanny) and fixing algorithms will help you turn your outlines into pro outlines.
New Find & automatically equalize irregular stems that are uneven within a glyph, or uncommon glyph stems that differ from predefined font stems. Find nearly flat curves and automatically convert them to lines.
Fill tool: live pathfinding
Draw open or closed lines and contours. In the areas created by their intersections, use the Fill tool and click to fill and Alt+click to unfill. It will do the pathfinding — manually setting path direction is so 1980s.
Complete color support
In this font creator, everything is color-enabled. Draw multi-color contours, bring in color outlines, SVGs and bitmap images, overlay layered fonts and create emoji or chromatic fonts for all Color OpenType-enabled platforms: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC 2018+, macOS, Windows 8+, iOS, Android and modern web browsers.
You’ve made your drawings somewhere else? No problem. Copy-paste glyph outlines or color vector graphics from Adobe Illustrator, FontLab Studio, or other vector drawing or font apps, import SVG drawings, bitmap images, and PDF graphics.
Arrange them on the Sketchboard, optionally turn bitmaps into smooth vector graphics using autotrace, then automatically assign the letterforms to glyphs to create a fully working font in a few minutes. No need for a separate ScanFont app!
The Sketchboard is a virtual desk or canvas that allows you to draw and experiment outside of any glyph. It’s great for collecting sketches, separating artwork into glyph images, or just drawing logos and symbols using all of its juicy Bézier magic.
You can also arrange text frames showing different fonts you’re working on, and export the contents into a PDF or SVG for proofing.
Drag-drop or copy-paste pixel images in most formats, with mono, grayscale, full color and transparency support. Split and auto trace or place the images into the IMG layer for reference to draw over them. Rotate and scale imported graphics, crop, blur, remove noise and background.
To create intermediate designs via interpolation, you need all your glyph masters to have the same number and geometric structure of contours and nodes. This free font creator can help you automatically match your masters by sorting contours, relocating start points and correcting path direction.
This can happen on the fly, or permanently — with the Match Masters command, which can even blend between two really incompatible masters, intelligently adding nodes where needed. If your masters are already point-perfect, you can disable the automation in Font Info or the Variations panel.
A master matchmaker tool
Whether you have two, four, seven or a dozen masters, the Matchmaker tool helps you make their point structure compatible for interpolation. Matchmaker works on Sections, which are sequences of line or curve segments.
Select the start nodes of a section across all masters, then select the end nodes of the section and click — This font editor will add, remove or relocate intermediate nodes along the section in each master to create matching structures. Wait for the green light, then enjoy a smooth ride along your axes.
Kerning that just works
Class kerning is now compatible with UFO and OpenType, without key glyphs, and conflict-free. Preview the Kerning Classes clouds as you kern and compare your decisions with live auto kerning suggestions. Find visual kerning collisions with Audit Kerning.
Use the Pairs & Phrases panel to see your kerning plan, or the Kerning panel to see what’s actually in the font. Export KLTF-optimized OpenType kerning that never breaks or overflows. The main master’s kerning classes are used for all instances and the variable font.
Position Anchors manually or links their positions to other anchors or guides with math expressions. It will display all matching diacritical marks in the Anchor Cloud and will use your anchors to generate composite glyphs and the mark/mkmk OpenType features.
Flag and tag glyphs
Sort glyphs by the Color Flags (marks), and organize your glyphs with Tags: assign multiple labels to your glyphs, then assign the same tags to font guidelines, stems and zones, and they’ll only appear in the tagged glyphs.
It automatically assigns virtual tags to glyphs that are Latin or Cyrillic, has components or colors, is lowercase or has overshot. All tags form classes and can be viewed with the Classes panel.
Glyph and character search
It can find glyphs by glyph name, Unicode character name, script, codepage, encoding, range – you name it. It also has friendly alternatives to standard glyph names built-in. Use friendly names for development but export industry-standard fonts, with no added effort. Batch-rename glyphs with a few clicks.
Full Unicode & OpenType
Test your OpenType features with the built-in HarfBuzz OpenType Layout engine with complete complex-script support. Search for glyphs based on Unicode character names and Unicode scripts.
Don’t like code? Name your glyphs according to one of many common conventions, and let this free font maker automatically build OpenType features supported by your font.
Express export with Profiles
Trying to duplicate a bunch of preference settings to output a specific font could be painful. In FontLab, It has introduced Profiles for the font generation.
Each profile is a group of settings for generating output fonts in a particular format. FontLab 7 has a set of profiles for all the standard output formats, and you can easily create profiles to meet your particular needs.
Open and export OpenType-PS/CFF (OTF), OpenType TT / TrueType (TTF), Variable OpenType TT (TTF+gvar), Variable OpenType PS (OTF+CFF2), Color OpenType (TTF+SVG, +COLR, +CBDT, +sbix), PostScript Type 1 (PFB/PFA), Web fonts (WOFF2, WOFF, EOT), FontLab (VFB, VFC, VFJ), UFO 2 & 3, designSpace, Glyphs.app (glyphs).
Also open BitFonter Photofont (PHF+PNG, +SVG), Fontographer (FOG), Ikarus, and any of the above in ZIP files.
Quick Start Fontlab Studio
- File > Open > Installed Fonts…
- Pick a font from the list and click OK.
- See Opening an Existing Font for more methods of opening fonts.
- Change the Cols selector at the bottom of the Font Window to fit your needs.
- Double-click the “P” glyph to open the glyph for editing in a new Glyph Window.
- See Font Window for more about the Font Window.
- Tap T to activate the Text tool.
- Type some text and press Esc
- See the Text tool for more about entering text.
- Tap M to activate the Metrics tool.
- Click any glyph in the text to activate it.
- Move the glyphs within the advance width with the pointer.
- Enable View > Show > Spacing Controls.
- Drag the sidebearing markers with the pointer.
- See Editing Glyph Metrics for more on spacing.
- Tap A or 1 to activate the Contour tool.
- If it has TrueType outlines, perhaps choose Contour > Convert > To PS Curves.
- Move your pointer around the glyph’s contours to highlight nodes
- Drag nodes with the pointer.
- Open Window > Panels > View and click the Nodes and Handles buttons.
- Tap 2 to activate the Eraser tool.
- Click a node to remove it or on a handle to turn the curve segment into a line segment.
- Hold 3 or J to activate the Knife tool.
- While holding the key, click the outline to add a node. Release the key.
- Tap A and select some nodes using a marquee.
- Press CmdT and use the Free Transform tool to scale or rotate. Click away or press ↲ to confirm.
- Choose File > Export Font As.
- Select “OpenType PS” in the list at the left and click Export.
- You’ve just modified font and generated a new OpenType font which FontLab saved in a folder on your Desktop.
Mac Os 10.12 to 10.15
||Pentium IV or higher
||2 GB RAM
||At least 250Mb of free space on the hard disk drive
||FontLab V 7.1.0 Build 7363 For Windows
||Fontlab Ltd, Inc.
Fontlab Studio is the best vector curve editor that comes with the new look and fresh, the easy interface and use one window for everything, from glyph editing to testing the font in a long text, just by zooming and switching modes. It helps a lot when you design Cyrillic or greek or make another style of the same font. It has handy tools for variations, and needs just the name of the typeface and style to generate working fonts!