New! FontLab VI, The ultra bold font editor, available for Mac and Windows!
FontLab VI 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.
Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, you can create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable fonts. Your design process will be faster and more efficient with FontLab’s groundbreaking drawing tools and responsive contour operations.
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Creative Font Tools (that save time & enlighten)
* A designers dream for using and understanding fonts
* Makes it easy to choose the right font for the job
* Analyzes the DNA of each font you own
* Manages font Installation
Standalone Font Manager and Plugged-in
* Runs as a standalone font manager
* Runs alongside existing font managers
* Runs direct inside Adobe CS5 (speeding it up!)
Flexibility & Value
* Compatible MAC & PC
* Only €34 (special introductory price)
TypeDNA : Font Manager & CS5 plug-ins (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
1. Standalone Creative Font Manager
TypeDNA's unique and powerful Standalone Creative Font Manager.
This does not require Adobe CS5.
MAC OSX 10.5.8 (and above)
2GB RAM recommended
2. TypeDNA Plugged-in® solution for Adobe's CS5
If you have Adobe CS5 you can extend the Font Manager's features direct into Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5 and InDesign CS5. The end result is the hands on creative freedom to choose and apply fonts direct to your working document, revolutionizing the way you work with fonts.
One or all of the following : Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5.
New! FontLab Studio 5 is now available for Mac and Windows!
FontLab Studio 5 Mac OSX is our next-generation professional font editor. It is the comprehensive solution for font foundries, professional type designers, typographers and graphic design studios, allowing them to design type, create and modify fonts. FontLab Studio 5 supports all major outline font formats, including Type 1, TrueType, Multiple Master and OpenType.
Note: FontLab Studio 5 can directly create OpenType Layout tables for non-complex scripts. OpenType Layout tables required for complex scripts such as Arabic, Devanagari or Thai can be added with the free Microsoft VOLT application.
In-context glyph design with Neighbors and Shape groups, true tangent points, color-customized and streamlined glyph window
Revolutionary new metrics and kerning editing: multiline preview, better class kerning, smart autogeneration of classes
Pixelfont support: import BDF files and make pixelfonts, built-in autotracing
Unicode 4.1 support: SMP codepoints, auto-generate over 2,500 accented characters from built-in definitions, new Unicode glyph template images (from Monotype Imaging)
Improved OpenType support with better VOLT integration, roundtrip editing of complex-script fonts, font merging, glyph suffix renaming
Opens Mac fonts on Windows (Mac Type 1, TrueType GX/AAT) and Ikarus® files
Five new printing modes, Quick Test fonts with system rendering
Open installed fonts, generate multiple fonts in one step
Redesigned preferences; save, open and exchange preference profiles and UI workspaces
Better autohinting with Flex Type 1 hints, Python 2.4 support
Easily expand existing fonts to include fractions, symbols, foreign characters, and logos in Type 1, Type 3, and TrueType fonts, or create an entire typeface from scratch. Fonts created with Fontographer can be used in any program with a font menu on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Fontographer is now integrated into the FontLab line of digital typography tools.
We currently sell Macromedia Fontographer 5.2 for Mac and for Windows.
Also check out FogLamp, our Fontographer source files converter that brings your .fog files into FontLab or TransType so you can make OpenType fonts using Fontographer!
Ease of Use
Fontographer has all the tools to make type manipulation easy for both beginners and professionals. It's easy to add fractions, special symbols, foreign characters, even logos to all your favorite fonts. Print key maps of all your fonts and keep customizations at your fingertips.
Fontographer's fast rendering lets you design, edit, and manipulate fonts in a variety of editing windows. View your work in the Metrics window to see how your characters will look when printed.
Fontographer lets you specify, view, and print characters. Includes snap-to-guides and snap-to-points. Print samples of characters, keyboard layouts, and kerning pairs for future reference.
An integral part of your software library
Fontographer generates PostScript-language Type 1 fonts, Type 3, TrueType, and Multiple Master fonts. Fontographer generates fonts for use on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. You can also export EPS and PICT files for use in your favorite drawing programs.
Import formats: PC/Mac Type 1, PC/Mac TrueType, EPS (Only the Mac version can import and export Mac format fonts), up to 4095 characters (Windows version) or 8192 characters (Mac version)
Export Formats: PC/Mac Type 1, PC/Mac TrueType, EPS (Only the Mac version can import and export Mac format fonts), up to 4095 characters (Windows version) or 8192 characters (Mac version)
620+ pages of documentation (manual and technotes).
Intel-based Mac computer with 64 MB RAM and a hard drive. Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). Fontographer 5 for Mac is a 32-bit universal binary application.
TransType Pro is our universal font convertor. In seconds you can convert any outline font to almost any other format on Mac and PC.
TransType Pro can convert fonts between Mac and Windows, and between all major font formats: PostScript, TrueType and OpenType. TransType Pro supports batch conversion so users can convert hundreds of fonts at a time, even directly from Stuffit (.sit) archives. With TransType Pro, you can convert your fonts into the new universal OpenType format with Unicode encoding to make them compatible with the newest versions of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Apple iWork. TransType Pro even automatically adds some OpenType typographic features such as ligatures or fractions!
TransType Pro addresses common font problems. Font conversion may help repair corrupt fonts that are rejected by the system or cause problems in printing. Owners of Multiple Master fonts can use TransType Pro to convert them into normal OpenType, Type 1 or TrueType fonts and use them in any application. Font designers who use TypeTool, ScanFont or other font editors can use TransType Pro to create professional-quality OpenType fonts. TransType Pro includes Python scripting support.
Import formats: Win Type 1, Win TrueType / OpenType TT, Mac Type 1, Mac TrueType suitcase, Mac TrueType dfont, TrueType GX/AAT, PC Multiple Master, Mac Multiple Master, OpenType PS; Stuffit archives (.sit) containing any of the above.
Export Formats: Win Type 1, Win TrueType, Mac Type 1, Mac TrueType suitcase, Mac TrueType dfont, PC Multiple Master, Mac Multiple Master, OpenType TT and OpenType PS including OT features.
Tools: Encoding conversion, Suitcase customization, Codepage assignment, Script page assignment, Removal of unnecessary TrueType tables, manual font renaming, Python scripting.
Windows: Source fonts window, Destination fonts window, Preview window, Preview panel, Context sensitive popup menus and property windows.
Encodings: Unicode, ANSI, ASCII, and most international encodings.
Hardware requirements: 32MB RAM, Mouse
Software requirements: For Windows version: Microsoft Windows (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP). For Mac version: Mac OS 9.2 with CarbonLib 1.6+ or Mac OS X (10.3 or higher recommended).
Upgrade to FontLab Studio 5 Mac OSX for FontLab 4.5/4.6 registered users.
Please send us by e-mail your valid FontLab 4.5/4.6 serial number.
BitFonter - the all-purpose tool for bitmap fonts!
With BitFonter you can do almost anything with bitmap fonts. You can convert them between formats - even vector formats like Type 1. You can design, edit or color them. You can apply special effects. And of course you can embed your bitmap fonts into TrueType or OpenType fonts with the help of FontLab 4.x or AsiaFont Studio 4.x.
Font projects - organize fonts into projects for easier management
Bitmap font conversion - convert from any supported format to any other.
Support for bitmap TrueType fonts - with full Unicode and optional grayscale support. For Mac and Windows.
Professional image editing tools, transformations and filters - from Pencil to Gaussian blur.
PhotoFont® technology - create full-color fonts with transparency and use them on any Web page or in Photoshop®
Rasterization of outline fonts to bitmaps - create sample versions of your TrueType or Type 1 fonts and distribute them without risk over the Net.
Convert bitmap to outline fonts - convert scanned images or digital photographs into outline fonts in minutes (requires FontLab or TypeTool installed on the same computer).
Unicode support - multiple codepages and encodings, support for very big fonts.
Basic font editor. Version 3.0 for Mac.
TypeTool is our basic font editor for Mac. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts.
NEW! TypeTool 3 released in March 2007 includes support for OpenType fonts with up to 65,000 glyphs, Unicode 5.0 support, new bitmap Background and outline Mask layers, improved Bézier drawing with open contours and tangent points, multi-line metrics and kerning editing, superb screen quality autohinting, better printouts, and much more.
Create new fonts or modify existing fonts, open any fonts installed on your system (improved in version 3).
Open and generate PostScript Type 1 and TrueType fonts.
Open and generate PostScript-flavored (CFF/.otf) and TrueType-flavored (.ttf) OpenType fonts (new in version 3). Note: The ability to edit the advanced typographic OpenType Layout features is not included in TypeTool, so other tools such as FontLab Studio, Microsoft VOLT or Adobe FDK for OpenType need to be used.
Professional-quality fonts and industry-standard font technology: the engine of TypeTool is based on FontLab Studio, the professional font editor used by numerous font foundries worldwide.
Add logos, signatures, ligatures, old-style figures, fractions, currency symbols, punctuation or international characters to your fonts.
Make your own text fonts as well as dingbat or clipart fonts.
Easy-to-use intuitive user interface with high-quality smooth glyph display (improved in version 3).
Open and generate fonts with up to 65,000 glyphs.
Edit outline glyphs using more than intuitive 20 tools.
Industry-standard Bézier drawing tools familiar to users of Fontographer, Adobe Illustrator or Freehand (improved in version 3).
VectorPaint tools for realistic bitmap-like outline editing using shaped brush strokes (improved in version 3).
Precise glyph measurement with the Meter mode ruler.
True support for open contours and Fontographer-compatible tangent points (new in version 3).
Make font variations with automatic glyph and metric transformations such as scaling or slanting.
Import bitmap images or BDF bitmap fonts into the new Background layer (new in version 3).
Place reference outlines into the Mask layer (new in version 3).
Lock any layer to prevent accidental modification of outline or metrics (new in version 3).
Metrics and Kerning window for automatic or manual spacing and kerning with multi-line preview, right-to-left support and AFM/PFM metric import/export (improved in version 3).
Import and export individual glyphs in EPS format, copy-paste exchange with Adobe Illustrator (improved in version 3).
Font Info dialog gives you access to various font properties such as menu and family names, supported codepages or linespacing metrics.
Rearrange, rename or re-encode glyphs using two encoding modes with an unlimited number of encoding tables and codepages.
Compatible with the entire codepoint range of the Unicode Standard 5.0, including double-byte (BMP) and four-byte non-BMP codepoints beyond U+FFFF (new in version 3).
Easy navigation in large multilingual or Asian fonts with the Font Map panel.
Excellent screen quality for all generated fonts due to automatic Type 1 and TrueType hinting with Flex Type 1 hint support (improved in version 3).
Minimal modifications possible: preserve the original screen hinting and the original OpenType Layout tables as long as glyphs are not modified by the user (improved in version 3).
Versatile sample and preview printing of fonts and individual glyphs (improved in version 3).
Redesigned preferences; save, open and exchange preference profiles (new in version 3).
Uses VFB file format compatible with FontLab Studio, BitFonter 3, ScanFont and TransType (improved in version 3).