TypeTool is our basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts.
Includes support for OpenType fonts with up to 65,000 glyphs, Unicode 5.0 support, new bitmap Background and outline Mask layers, improved B?zier 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. 200-level undo/redo.
Edit outline glyphs using more than intuitive 20 tools.
Industry-standard B?zier 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).
Opens/Imports: Win Type 1 (.pfb), ASCII/Unix Type 1 (.pfa), TrueType / OpenType TT (.ttf), OpenType PS (.otf), EPS, BMP, TIFF, FontLab 2.5 (.vfa), FontLab 3.x, FontLab 4.x, FontLab Studio 5 (.vfb). Mac version also opens Mac Type 1 (FFIL/LWFN/.suit) and Mac TrueType (FFIL/.dfont).
Generates/Exports:Win Type 1 (.pfb), ASCII/Unix Type 1 (.pfa), TrueType / OpenType TT (.ttf), OpenType PS (.otf), EPS, BMP, TIFF, FontLab 3.x, FontLab 4.x, FontLab Studio 5 (.vfb). Mac version also generates Mac Type 1 (FFIL/LWFN/.suit) and Mac TrueType (FFIL/.dfont). Note: Editing of advanced typographic OpenType Layout features is not possible.
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