12 Tools for Creating Superb Fonts

Typography has always been an important part of the designing. Anything you see on the market shelves be it any kitchen product or gadgets, or the hoardings, banners, everything gives due importance to fonts. The font should be such that firstly it should be readable, easily understood, should gel well with the overall design and should be visually appealing. It is for this reason that typography is given importance in various designing projects. ths

As you all know our website ThePixelBeard is dedicated to designers and developers, we keep coming up with articles with the hope that each one will prove helpful the best way possible. Fonts now a days have gained immense importance in designing. It is for this reason that we keep collecting superb fonts to present before you such as we have collected 35 free fonts that we have liked in the month of October. Even though, we came up with the article focusing on some useful material on fonts that will help you learn and laugh at the same time, check 18 rants about fonts that drives designers crazy.

Ever wondered if there are some useful tools for creating amazing typography too?  Well, not too many numbers, but there are some of the really useful tools to create fonts that will help designers. Here, we have listed down some of the hand-picked tools to create your own fonts.

Raster Font Editor is an easy-to-use font editor that lets users create bitmap fonts. The font editor supports several file formats and comes with simple and fully-customisable user interface.

2. Font Constructor

Font Constructor is a tool for students to research the basic construction of an alphabet. Its an application that enables them to play with elements to create typeface.

3. BitfontMaker2

BitFontMaker2, the latest version of BitfontMaker is an online tool for designing, creating and downloading fonts and store the same in a simple way to be used anytime in future. Designers simply need to draw each letter and symbol on the glyphs map using a little bitmap.

Another benefit of this tool is that just in case you don’t have time to create your fonts, you can check the BitFont Museum and download other people’s BitFont typography.


4. iFontMaker

iFontMaker is a first font editor that works exclusively on iPad that has an amazing touch interface where your 100% original hand typeface can be done in a matter of just few minutes.


5. FontForge

This is a free and open source font editor that allows users to create their own postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap fonts with ease. It comes loaded with cool features that make it worth trying out.


6. Glyphs App

Create superb fonts with Glyphs that’s a multi-layer editing and color preview with Sapperlot by Thomas Maier.


7. Type light

Typelight is a fully functional, freeware OpenType font editor that lets you design, edit and convert OpenType TrueType and PostScript fonts easily.

gbdfed is a tool that allows users to interactively create new bitmap font files or modify existing ones. One can easily edit multiple fonts and multiple glyphs, cut and paste operations between fonts and glyphs and editing font properties and much more. All this can be done in a hassle-free manner.

11. FontLab Studio

FontLab Studio 5 is a font editor that works on Mac and Windows. It supports all major outline font formats, including Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master and OpenType.

12. Prototypo

Prototypo is a one stop for creating superb fonts. It comes with over twenty parameters that help in modifying all built-in glyphs at one time.


Have anything to add? Drop in your comments to have your say, to share your suggestions and if you have tried any other tool to create fonts.

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