What is the best font creation software for the Mac?

almost 4 years ago from

Whats the best app— both paid and free, for creating fonts? Must be for the MacOS platform, though.

Have you guys had any first-hand experience trying out different ones?


  • Rocco BarbaroRocco Barbaro, almost 4 years ago

    Glyphs! stop.

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  • Don $, almost 4 years ago

    I don't do much with font creation these days, but I've worked with most font creation software available since the 90s, and the best one I have ever used was probably Fontographer.

    In my case, "best" means I had the easiest time setting widths, spacing and kerning tables with it – I've stuck with Adobe Illustrator for drawing the individual letters.

    The folks who now own Fontographer have a newer product: Fontlab Studio. I've only played with the trial version a little bit, but it looks pretty good.

    The Sketch plugin is promising, but needs more precise control over metrics and a kerning feature. Looking forward to seeing what they do with it, though.

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    • Sujan Sundareswaran, almost 4 years ago

      I agree. FontLab Studio is pretty much the industry standard. But I couldn't possibly afford it, though. Fontographer, I remember using on my old Windows machine. Should probably give it another go.

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  • Fabio SirnaFabio Sirna, almost 4 years ago

    If you use Sketch you can try this plugin -> https://fontrapid.com/

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  • Geoff RogersGeoff Rogers, almost 4 years ago

    I've only used Glyphs Mini, but I think it's great and am going to be getting the main version that supports variable fonts and everything else soon.

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