An open source font editor that comes with a minimalist and easy to use interface, and enables you to design your own typeface in no time
BirdFont is a simple Mac app designed to help you create your own font by using vector graphics tools: the built in editor enables you to draw a new design for any letter or symbol. Since the app is able to work with vector images, the output will have a high quality.
Effortless to install font editor featuring an intuitive workflow
The BirdFont application works right out of the box so all you have to do is move the utility to the disk. When you start developing a new typeface, BirdFont automatically generates glyph spaces for all alphabet letters and other additional symbols.
Simply open one of these glyphs and begin drawing the new graphic by using the available vector tools. Finding your way around the BirdFont editor is quite easy: select one of the tools available in the right side panel, and start drawing in the canvas area.
Intuitive vector tools designed to help you design new typefaces in no time
Within the BirdFont editing area you can define new points and move them around, draw with the freehand tool, resize or rotate paths, create Bezier curves, switch between character sets, adjust the guidelines or the grid size, draw geometric objects, change the background color, and so on.
When you are satisfied with the result, navigate to the “Name and Description” menu and provide the postscript name, its style, an unique identifier, the typeface version, a small description, and the license type. The project can be exported to TTF, EOT, and SVG files.
Uncomplicated typeface editor that packs efficient vector drawing tools
In a nutshell, BirdFont offers you the possibility to start working on your own font design without having to deal with complex tools: the app works right out of the box and the workflow is fairly intuitive.
Furthermore, the BirdFont application is designed to enable you to work with vector graphics and provides support for most popular font file formats.