FontCreator Software

March 13, 2020 - High-Logic (Freeware)
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FontCreator is the most popular Free Font Creator and editor software which provides the facility to create a new font and easily edit your existing fonts. This Powerful software used to design your own signature, logo, and handwriting, or font to install and use on your computer. It can be both used by novices and experts. It is used by over 5 million users worldwide and celebrated as the most comprehensive editing suite for creating and optimizing fonts.

It is used to easily select and modifies the entire character set. Features include the ability to convert images to vector-based outlines, thus enabling you to create your own fonts.

FontCreator software

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 (scanned) images of your signature or company logo, or make a font from your own handwriting. With this free font generator, you can also fix character code-points, font names, glyph names, and kerning pairs. At any time you can preview your typefaces before installation. OpenType features are preserved on opening a font. This professional font editor supports both quadratic- and cubic-based contours and has several smart features to ensure smooth connections where you need them. The validation features help you locate and fix possible outline issues. It also supports tools for manual drawing, streamlined image import feature, live preview, font outline validation and more.

fontcreator overview

The intuitive interface makes FontCreator the perfect tool for both new and experienced users. The advanced validation features make the design process easy and help you to avoid common mistakes. The OpenType Designer allows you to easily add OpenType Layout Features to your fonts.

Feature of Free Font Creator

Font Overview with Categories

The glyph and character category panel gives you quick and easy access to the glyphs, character subsets and Unicode ranges.

Font Overview with Categories

OpenType, TrueType and Web fonts

It supports Open Type, True Type and Web Open Font Format (WOFF and WOFF2) fonts which can be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and in all modern web browsers.

supported fonts OpenType, TrueType and Web fonts

Design High-Quality Fonts

The standard and professional edition include font validation features that enable you to improve the quality of your fonts by locating and solving common glyph problems.
Design High Quality Fonts

Optimize Contours

Optimizing glyph outlines will reduce the number of points that make up the contour(s).
Optimize Contours

Import Vector Images

High-quality vector graphics can be easily imported. You can even copy and paste between FontCreator and your favorite vector editing software.
Import Vector Images
Import Raster (bitmap) Images
Import (scanned) images and convert them into glyphs. Create your own handwriting font by scanning your handwriting and import it into Font Creator.
Import Raster (bitmap) Images

Scalable Color Fonts

It 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 backward compatibility for systems that do not.

Scalable Color Fonts in Free Font Creator

Visual OpenType Designer

The intuitive OpenType Designer allows you to easily generate and modify OpenType layout features for both glyph substitutions and glyph positioning. The build-in anchor manager makes adding and editing mark to base and mark to Mark positioning a breeze!

Visual OpenType Designer in Free Font Creator


Manually add kern pairs to your font supporting both individual glyphs and glyph classes. Alternatively, let Autokerning take care of kerning for you in the standard and professional edition.

Manually add kern pairs to your font in Free Font Creator

Powerful Transform Wizard

The standard and professional edition come with a powerful transform wizard that allows you to easily transform glyphs with just a few clicks. Transform your font to Italic or Bold automatically. Add characters for other languages, small capitals, and more.

Powerful Transform Wizard of Free Font Creator

Advanced Shaping Engine

Use free font maker to visually design Arabic fonts as font editor comes with an advanced shaping engine that allows you to view, create, and edit complex script fonts.

design Arabic fonts

Optical Metrics
The Optical metrics feature in the professional edition simplifies one of the most complex and time-consuming tasks in font design. It analyzes a set of the most common characters to find the best left and right side-bearings for each of these glyphs.

Optical Metrics

Complete Composites

The standard and professional edition allow intelligent generation of outlines for more than 3000 (mostly accented) composite characters. It supports both composite data definitions and anchor-based positioning.

Complete Composites in Free Font Creator

Other Feature Of Free Font Creator

  • Create and edit TrueType and OpenType fonts
  • Create and edit Web Open Font Format (WOFF and WOFF2) fonts with superior compression
  • Create and edit scalable color fonts
  • Design fonts for engraving
  • Redesign existing characters
  • Add missing characters
  • Add up to 65,535 glyphs per font
  • Import vector files (SVG, EPS, AI, PDF, IGES, etc) and bitmap images (BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, etc)
  • OpenType features are preserved upon opening a font
  • Visually edit OpenType layout features
  • Supports complex script fonts covering Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew, and more
  • Advanced OpenType feature generator
  • OpenType feature code can also be edited
  • It supports both quadratic- and cubic-based contours
  • Optimize contours to reduce the number of nodes
  • Fix character mappings
  • Unicode variation sequences
  • Last resort fonts
  • Correct fonts that display incorrectly
  • Find and replace glyph names
  • Glyph tagging
  • Convert OpenType fonts to TrueType fonts
  • Generate, modify, import, export, and clean up kerning pairs
  • Add or correct over three thousand composite glyphs
  • Transform individual glyphs or an entire font (e.g. to make a bold version)
  • Extract TrueType fonts from TrueType Collections
  • Unicode support (including the private use area and supplementary planes)
  • View unknown font tables
  • All popular encodings and code pages supported (ANSI, ASCII, Unicode, Symbol, Big5, PRC, Wansung, etc)
  • Vertical metrics; mostly useful with fonts that are used for vertical writing, e.g. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fonts
  • Preview fonts before installing
  • Install fonts in Windows

Frequently Asked Questions Of Free Font Creator

1. You want to change the font name, but You don’t know-how. What is the solution?

The font name is stored inside the font, so changing the file name won’t work. To change the font name, go to Font Properties dialog. From there select the Identification tab, which allows you to change the font name. Then export the font.

2. Why don’t quotation marks work in Microsoft Word?

Word-processors often use autocorrect to convert the straight apostrophe (‘) and straight quote or inches character (“) to typographical quotation marks (“), (”), (‘) and (’), also known as smart or curly quotes. If your font doesn’t have mappings to these characters, you will see rectangles instead. When the quotes aren’t showing at all, you need to add outlines to the corresponding glyphs.

3. Your font only looks good at large sizes, what can I do to improve the quality at small sizes?

The quality has a lot to do with hinting. The hints are what makes a font look good at low resolutions. It can automatically add hinting information to your TrueType based fonts. Another solution is to enable smoothing which is available from the Font Properties dialog.

4. What is a Symbol font?

Symbol fonts are special fonts, that should only include symbols, signs, signatures, pictures, decorations, arrows, and bullets. Symbol fonts do not form words so line breaks can occur after any character code. Most spell checkers don’t check symbol font-formatted content. There are Symbol fonts on the market that contain (Latin) characters. Such fonts do cause problems as explained above (e.g. wrong line breaks and no spell-checking). In such a case you should contact the font vendor.

5. Can FontCreator be used to create fonts for languages like Hebrew, Syriac or Arabic?

Yes, It provides you with all the tools needed to create these fonts including a graphical designer to create even the most complex glyph positioning required for these languages.

6. Is FontCreator available for a Mac?

No, the font editor runs on Windows only. However, fonts created with this software can be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and in all modern web browsers.

7. Is it legal to modify a commercial font?

Several font vendors do allow this, as long as the modified font is only used on machines for which you have licensed the original font. If you have questions about what can or can’t be done with a font, you should contact the font’s manufacturer.

System Requirements

Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Processor Pentium II or higher
Memory 512 MB RAM

Technical Specification

Software Name FontCreator V For Windows
File Size 18.4 MB
License Free
Language English
Author High-Logic

FontCreator is a free font creator and true native font editor, so there is no need to buy or install third-party tools or extensions. It turns your creativity into perfect fonts. It is an exceptional tool that grants its user a privilege to create and make fonts styles from their very own creative minds. This not only helps you to bring up original ideas but at the same time, it dwell a bud of creativity inside you. There are many features that have been formatted inside the FontCreator. And among these features are, it can be used for creating variant characters, modifying the existing font, and even adding up the characters that are missing in the font.

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