Creating fonts isn't something that most graphics editors are accustomed to doing, but with programs like BirdFont that task becomes a lot easier thanks to its vector editing tools.
The main layout of BirdFont is pretty basic but powerful. Getting around with the program isn't difficult once you get to know what the editing icons do. Switching between different letters and characters is a breeze. Working with paths is easy with BirdFont and allows for creating Bezier curves, point conversion, geometric shapes like circles and squares and bending lines.
The grid setup of font characters in BirdFont is a great way to either edit existing fonts or to create completely new fonts; these can be saved in a variety of formats including as SVG fonts, TrueType (TTF) or EOT. The fonts created can be used in virtually any type of application including custom fonts for web sites.
Though the number of designers isn't huge, there's definitely a niche for a program like BirdFont and the fact that it's a free tool with some powerful tools is definitely a plus.
All in all, a recommended font creation and editing program for designers wishing to get their feet wet in creating custom fonts.
Features and highlights
- Vector graphics
BirdFont 4.17.3 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs
This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from font software without restrictions. BirdFont 4.17.3 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.
The program was created by the developer as a freeware product, but donations for the continued development are highly appreciated. You may generally make a donation via the developer's main web site.
- BirdFont Download
- Freeware Font Software
- Major release: BirdFont 4.17
- Font Creation Software