FontLab 7 for macOS 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.
FontLab also gives you groundbreaking new drawing tools and responsive contour operations to make your design process easier and more efficient, whether you’re an expert or a beginner. FontLab now supports color and variability, so you can explore these new possibilities and expand your creative reach.
Boost your design productivity
You can draw smooth, consistent glyphs, autotrace bitmaps, create overlaps, simplify paths, equalize stems, scale outlines while keeping stroke thickness. You can draw in fractional or integer coordinates, see view numeric and visual measurements, find & fix contour imperfections.
You can space and kern in multi-line tabs or windows that feel like a text editor. You can create, open, extend, test and export font families, variable OpenType fonts, color fonts and web fonts for any Unicode writing system. And you can interchange with other font editing apps, and collaborate with their users.
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 / Fontmaker), ambitious historical revivals (CAL Bodoni by Dave Lawrence / California Type Foundry), decorative one-offs (Wanchy by Matthijs Herzberg), and color OpenType fonts like the titling font for the Joker movie by Chad Danieley.
Learn the tricks
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 / deFharo, 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.
– Open and export:
• OpenType-PS/CFF (OTF)
• OpenType TT / TrueType (TTF)
• Variable OpenType TT (TTF+gvar)
• Color OpenType (TTF+SVG, +COLR, +CBDT, +sbix)
• PostScript Type 1 (PFB/PFA)
• Web fonts (WOFF2, WOFF, EOT)
• FontLab (VFB, VFC, VFJ)
– Import only:
• BitFonter Photofont (PHF+PNG, +SVG)
• Fontographer (FOG)
• and any of the above in ZIP files
Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later 64-bit