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Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, OTF, EOT and...

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about BirdFont and what they use it for.
  • Looking for color font creator tools
    All I what I saw are premium software. The only software I found at the lowest price is (FontBird)[] = $10. But I don't know, I downloaded the free version (which doesn't support color fonts) and it seems to me that the software is not maintained well or glitchy! - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How to create custom typeface for free
    FontForge is the best free font editor right now, although there are some others in development. A great place to start learning is to read the Design with FontForge ebook, which will quickly teach you a lot of the basics that can be applied no matter which font editing software you're using. If you're struggling with FontForge, you can also try BirdFont which is a bit simpler. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Key to my recent script (still working on it)
    Besides, for adding the ligatures I use Birdfont for Linux. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Any open source alternative to fontforge?
    More seriously, not really. Well maybe you can try Birdfont but usually FontForge is regarded as the most complete free editor. Birdfont looks more simple so it might work for you, I don’t know much about it. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Nerdfont glyph for GIMP
    d/l fontforge or birdfont or whatever glyph editor you prefer, I mention these because both are GPL and can import SVGs directly; now embed wilber in a font of your choice and volia! You're now posess the (possibly) first wilber font glyph. Just don't redistribute it and try to claim it as yours, because nacho cheese! (well its possible you could be Tuomas, but I doubt it.). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Does anyone know this?
    I have fairly limited experience with it, but Birdfont should do the trick. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I want to make my own font but every time I ask how to do it, people always just tell me it’s difficult. Wanna help me out?
    If you look through the posts here, you'll find a number of suggestions for font-making software, including and - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Changing elements color in Goodnotes
    Depends on the platform! To start out, maybe check out the free web tool Glyphr: If you’re iPad first, I’d pick up iFont Maker ($7.99) — Fontise is maybe more popular but not as good. On a desktop, check out Birdfont: Please know that font design is a pretty big PITA and my guess is the color-changing stickers we’ve... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do I make a font in my writing system?
    u/FasterThanHouses shared the programme BirdFont on this sub a while back. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Dicier: a PWYC analog game icon typeface
    Thanks! This one took a bit of time, but there's a lot of free apps that can be used to make fonts pretty easily—web apps like fontstruct, calligraphr, or glyphr, plus desktop apps like fontforge or birdfont (though both of those are a big step up from fontstruct or calligraphr, and glyphr's somewhere in the middle). - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • A while back I made a phonetic script for English and I finally found a font program that was easy to use.
    I used BirdFont . I like the grid better than any of the fancier programs I tried where I could barely figure out how to draw a straight line. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Make a new font using an old one to fix font problems?
    I'm using Birdfont and I changed the PostScript Name, Name, Full Name, and Unique Identifier fields and saved it as a new font and my system recognized it as a different font. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago
  • Edit Crestron Lighting Font
    I've never done it myself, but some quick poking around I did find Birdfont. Looks like it may do what you're looking for, but you'll need to purchase the commercial version. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

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