FontLab 7 is a modern, professional font editor, crafted for type designers and font geeks. It lets you create, open, modify, draw, space, kern, hint and export desktop, web, color and variable OpenType fonts for any Unicode writing system, from Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, to Arabic, Hebrew and Indic, all the way to Chinese, Japanese, emoji, symbols, and icons.
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Version: 188.8.131.5215 Final. Size: 76.1 MB
Version: 184.108.40.20611 Beta. Size: 76.1 MB
- macOS 10.10 or later 64-bit
Boost your design productivity
- With FontLab 7, you can edit curves precisely without zooming (Cmd/Ctrl+drag), improve consistency of the weight (thickness measurement, equalize uneven stems), quickly create kerning classes (now also both-sided) and fix clashing kerning combinations.
- FontLab 7 fully supports variable fonts. You can open and export both CFF2- and TrueType VFs, with intermediate glyph masters and conditional glyph substitution, avar axis mapping, and STAT axis instances. You can view multiple masters at the same time (as overlaid wireframes, and as cousins on the sides), and edit them (Edit across Layers, Match when Editing).
- FontLab 7 now understands glyph naming from other font editors, and can automatically generate OpenType features based on different glyph naming schemes (it’s easy to batch-rename glyphs, too!).
Best FontLab ever
- Built on a solid 64-bit foundation, FontLab 7 runs smoothly on macOS Catalina, on Windows 10, on older systems, and even on Linux! FontLab 7 focuses on stability, productivity, and technical excellence. We’ve incorporated countless user requests, as well as some of our ideas that didn’t make it into the previous release.
Turn your ideas into shipping fonts
FontLab 7 is versatile and battle-proven.
Designers from all over the world have used the app to create massive variable font families (Grand Gothik by Parachute, Circe Slab by Alexandra Korolkova & Oleksa Volochay / ParaType, Fact by Alexandra Korolkova & Manvel Shmavonyan / ParaType, Bolyar Sans by Jordan Jelev & Vassil Kateliev / Font maker), ambitious historical revivals (CAL Bodoni by Dave Lawrence / California Type Foundry), decorative one-offs (Why by Matthijs Herzberg), and color OpenType fonts like the titling font for the Joker movie by Chad Danieley.
Many open-source font projects have been made with FontLab.
Download the VFC/VFJ work files and explore the techniques used by the designers: Lato by Łukasz Dziedzic, Graduate by Eduardo Tunni, Science Gothic by Thomas Phinney, Brandon Buerkle, Igor Freiberger, Vassil Kateliev, Secuela by Fernando Haro / de faro, or Optician Sans by Fábio Duarte Martins / Scannerlicker & ANTI Hamar.
When you run FontLab 7, hold F1 over a user interface element, and let the new Quick Help tell you more about it.
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