Design With FontForge

A book about how to create new typefaces using FontForge

Download as [ePUB] | [MOBI] | [PDF]
View project onGitHub


This book has been produced to help make the process of type design available to anyone. Type design is visually complex as well as highly technical – however it is easier to begin making type now than ever, partly because of the availability of free tools like FontForge. While being a handy tool with which to begin, FontForge is not just for beginners. It has an advanced toolset and is rapidly improving at the time this book is being written.

This book aims to offer technical help and general insight into planning a type design project, and also offers advice about how to make your workflow more efficient.

If you wish to help us, you can contribute to making FontForge better by giving feedback or even by contributing content and fixes on GitHub.
If you face any bug in FontForge, search the issue tracker on GitHub to see if you hit a known bug and what the state of its resolution is. Otherwise, see here for bug reporting guidelines.

We hope you will enjoy reading this tutorial as much as we did writing it.

— The FontForge Project Contributors