Fontographer for Mac

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A fully-featured and user-oriented font editor specially created for designers looking to create their own font or customize existing ones

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Fontographer is a smooth-running and easy-to-use OS X utility designed from the get-go to help you edit existing fonts or design your own fonts using a Mac.

Design fonts compatible with multiple platforms

By using Fontographer, you can create and edit high-quality typefaces compatible with multiple operating systems, in just a few minutes.

In addition, the Fontographer application enables you to fine-tune existing fonts by adjust their spacing and kerning with just a few mouse clicks.

Fix and correct fonts with problems

What is more, you can use Fontographer’s comprehensive toolset to fix a wide array of problems in bad fonts and to convert old fonts to newer formats.

As extra bonus, Fontographer comes with support for the FontLab VFB format and, as a result, it enables you export font faces compatible with other font editors such as TypeTool, FontLab Studio or ScanFont.

Inbuilt preview tool for a large assortment of font formats

Furthermore, thanks to its built-in font previewer, you will also be able to view and analyze font glyphs, as well as get a closer glimpse on your fonts’ smaller details.

What is more, Fontographer comes with advanced and powerful auto-hinting algorithms that can be used to enhance and improve your font's screen quality even further.

Fontographer can also be used to rapidly generate ATM-compatible Type 1 fonts, Type 3 PostScript fonts, OpenType fonts, TrueType fonts and multiple masters on the Macintosh and Encapsulated PostScript files.

Use EPS, Illustrator and FreeHand resources within your own fonts

Moreover, Fontographer’s Drawing window is capable of importing EPS files and allows you to use their outlines in the drawing process.

One other noteworthy Fontographer feature is its capability to help you use PostScript graphics created using FreeeHand or Adobe Illustrator, in order to effortlessly include them within your own typeface design projects.

Comprehensive and powerful font designer for the Mac

All in all, Fontographer is a well-rounded and full-featured OS X typeface design software solution, that can also be used to view, analyze, correct and convert a wide array of font formats with ease.

Fontographer was reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan
Last updated on May 28th, 2015

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