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With FontLab 8, you can create and edit OpenType fonts, variable fonts, color fonts and web fonts — for any Unicode writing system, from Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Indic, all the way to Chinese, Japanese, emoji, symbols and icons. Adjust spacing, kerning and hinting. Convert between font formats. Add new weights and styles to existing font families.
→NEW - 500 REASONS TO LOVE FONTLAB 8
THE BOLDEST UPGRADE
FontLab has been the go-to app for professional typeface designers to make smooth and consistent curves, comfortably tweak, space and kern a typeface, and then export technically solid fonts in any format. With FontLab 8, we’ve thoroughly revised and modernized every aspect of our powerful, versatile font editor. FontLab 8 has over 500 improvements: it’s easier to learn and use, it’s better, and it’s faster.
Discover the new dark UI theme, adjustable Stroke and Brush sketching, polished drawing and editing, non-destructive transformations with Delta, visual and numeric measurement, glyph building with Skin and variable components, spacing and kerning with mouse and trackpad, batch font export and Actions sets, revamped color and gradients, plus support for .glyphs 3, FontForge, COLRv1, and Python 3.
EXPLORE & PREPARE
Relax your eyes with the new dark or refined light interface theme. Group panels into a vertical infinite, scrollable panel dock, and intuitively navigate between the panels.
Adjust numeric values with sliders and calculations. Boost your productivity with up to 8× improved performance.
DRAFT & DRAW
Draw calligraphic letterforms with new Power Stroke or improved Power Brush. Modulate thickness visually with Thickness tool.
Draw fluently with Pen and Rapid toolbox sub-tools. Draw polygons and stars with Rectangle tool.
EDIT & REFINE
Make slanted selections, keep selections as you switch masters, and store them in Selections panel. Use toolbox for hands-free Power Nudge, handle Nudge and Lever precision dragging, and for easier curve cleanup with Eraser.
Adjust curve tension numerically. Align and collapse points. Reverse contours with Fill tool. Sort contours. Paste to replace selection. Fine-tune individual ink traps and smart corners.
CONSISTENCY & PRECISION
Study the numeric values of your stem widths, segment lengths, curve tensions and corner angles with Auto-meter, or hold G to temporarily view these in Guides tool along with quick measurement and master relations.
View relative node offsets. Snap to continuation lines, perpendicular lines and centerlines. See coordinates for key nodes only. Edit visual TrueType Hinting like never before.
BUILD & ASSEMBLE
Convert selections to components or elements. Add decoration and attach shapes to nodes or segments with updated Glue filter, or with .glyphs-compatible Skin filter in segment, dash, corner and cap modes.
Use clipping groups to mask out areas. Use text shapes to re-use scaled words or phrases from your font in existing glyphs.
METRICS & KERNING
Use your mouse or trackpad to adjust metrics and kerning with high-precision Lever dragging.
Hide or reduce the visibility of spacing controls for distraction-free spacing and kerning.
Auto-space and auto-kern with one click or tap.
Supported Operation System
• macOS 10.14 or later
• Apple Silicon or Intel Core processor
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