FONTLAB STUDIO 5
THE INDUSTRY-STANDARD FONT CREATION AND EDITING TOOL
FontLab Studio 5 is a professional font editor. Used by Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype, Morisawa and almost every other major font foundry in the world, it is the comprehensive solution for font foundries, professional type designers, typographers and graphic design studios, allowing them to design typefaces and create or modify fonts.
FontLab Studio 5 offers a complete integrated workflow for professional font creation, from font family management, through multilingual glyph design and accelerated spacing and kerning, all the way to automatic and manual hinting and Python scripting. It supports all major outline font formats, from OpenType and TrueType to PostScript Type 1 and Multiple Master.
Professional glyph drawing
Draw from scratch or turn your scans into perfect outlines
Comfortable Bézier creation
Many designers say that FontLab Studio 5 is their favorite Bézier drawing tool ever. A powerful combination of the Pen, Rectangle, Ellipse, Knifeand Eraser tools allows you to create precise Bézier curves. With numeric and freeform Transformations, both manual and font-wide, you can quickly adjust your glyphs to match your design.
Import bitmaps or vectors, trace and clean up
Copy-paste vectors from Adobe Illustrator or import EPS outline artwork. Import monochrome images and use them as reference, or automatically Trace them into Bézier contours, specifically optimized for type design. Clean up, Optimize, correct and simplify your contours with a variety of smart algorithms for perfect quality.
Better curves with FontAudit
Easily spot odd points and suspicious curves with FontAudit, our live outline custodian that will visually show you errors and possible issues in your glyphs, and sometimes even automatically fix them. Use FontAudit to find those lines that are just off of vertical, missing extrema points, and tangent curves that aren’t quite smooth.
In-context design: Shape groups & Neighbors
FontLab Studio 5 dynamically displays the glyphs relevant to the one you’re working on, with Shape groups, a semi-transparent glyph cloud stacked behind the current outline, and Neighbors, glyphs left and right of your glyph.
This way, you can quickly switch between related lettershapes and design them in a coordinated fashion.
Automatic and class-based metrics and kerning
Font families and
Multiple master, Unicode, OpenType
PostScript and TrueType Hinting, Python