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TypeTool  our light font editor

TypeTool is our basic font editor for Mac OS and for Windows. For students, hobby typographers and creative professionals who occasionally need to create or customize fonts.



Value priced font editor for light users. Version 3.1 for Mac and Windows.

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includes support for OpenType fonts with up to 65,000 glyphs, Unicode 5.0 support, new bitmap Background and outline Mask layers, improved Bézier drawing with open contours and tangent points, multi-line metrics and kerning editing, superb screen quality autohinting, better printouts, and much more.

Create new fonts or modify existing fonts, open any fonts installed on your system

Open and generate PostScript Type 1 and TrueType fonts.

Open and generate PostScript-flavored (CFF/.otf) and TrueType-flavored (.ttf) OpenType fonts. Note: The ability to edit the advanced typographic OpenType Layout features is not included in TypeTool, so other tools such as FontLab Studio, Microsoft VOLT or Adobe FDK for OpenType need to be used. 

Professional-quality fonts and industry-standard font technology: the engine of TypeTool is based on FontLab Studio, the professional font editor used by numerous font foundries worldwide.

Add logos, signatures, ligatures, old-style figures, fractions, currency symbols, punctuation or international characters to your fonts.

Make your own text fonts as well as dingbat or clipart fonts.

Easy-to-use intuitive user interface with high-quality smooth glyph display.

Open and generate fonts with up to 65,000 glyphs.

200-level undo/redo.

Edit outline glyphs using more than intuitive 20 tools.

Industry-standard B;eacute;zier drawing tools familiar to users of Fontographer, Adobe Illustrator or Freehand.

VectorPaint tools for realistic bitmap-like outline editing using shaped brush strokes.

Precise glyph measurement with the Meter mode ruler.

True support for open contours and Fontographer-compatible tangent points.

Make font variations with automatic glyph and metric transformations such as scaling or slanting.

Import bitmap images or BDF bitmap fonts into the new Background layer.


Place reference outlines into the new Mask layer.

Lock any layer to prevent accidental modification of outline or metrics.

Metrics and Kerning window for automatic or manual spacing and kerning with multi-line preview, right-to-left support and AFM/PFM metric import/export.

Import and export individual glyphs in EPS format, copy-paste exchange with Adobe Illustrator.

Font Info dialog gives you access to various font properties such as menu and family names, supported codepages or linespacing metrics.

Rearrange, rename or re-encode glyphs using two encoding modes with an unlimited number of encoding tables and codepages.

Compatible with the entire codepoint range of the Unicode Standard 5.0, including double-byte (BMP) and four-byte non-BMP codepoints beyond U+FFFF.

Easy navigation in large multilingual or Asian fonts with the Font Map panel.

Excellent screen quality for all generated fonts due to automatic Type 1 and TrueType hinting with Flex Type 1 hint support.

Minimal modifications possible: preserve the original screen hinting and the original OpenType Layout tables as long as glyphs are not modified by the user.

Versatile sample and preview printing of fonts and individual glyphs.

Redesigned preferences; save, open and exchange preference profiles.

Uses VFB file format compatible with FontLab Studio, BitFonter 3, ScanFont and TransType.

TypeTool Specifications

Opens/Imports: Win Type 1 (.pfb), ASCII/Unix Type 1 (.pfa), TrueType / OpenType TT (.ttf), OpenType PS (.otf), EPS, BMP, TIFF, FontLab 2.5 (.vfa), FontLab 3.x, FontLab 4.x, FontLab Studio 5 (.vfb). Mac version also opens Mac Type 1 (FFIL/LWFN/.suit) and Mac TrueType (FFIL/.dfont).

Generates/Exports:Win Type 1 (.pfb), ASCII/Unix Type 1 (.pfa), TrueType / OpenType TT (.ttf), OpenType PS (.otf), EPS, BMP, TIFF, FontLab 3.x, FontLab 4.x, FontLab Studio 5 (.vfb). Mac version also generates Mac Type 1 (FFIL/LWFN/.suit) and Mac TrueType (FFIL/.dfont). Note: Editing of advanced typographic OpenType Layout features is not possible.

Tools/operations: Drawing, Erase, Rotate, Skew, Zoom, Insert Node, Remove Overlap, Merge Contours, Intersect Contours, Break/Join Contour, Snap to Guides, Meter, Autohint, Remove hints, Decompose, Knife, Magic wand select, Add corner, Add curve, Add tangent, Brush, Pen, Line, Text, Rectangle, Ellipse, Action (8 filters), Undo (200 levels).

Windows: Glyph Window, Font Window, Font Info Dialog, Metrics/Kerning Window, Font Map, context sensitive popup menus and property windows.

Encoding: 40 built-in encodings (Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, ISO); 150+ built-in codepages (Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, ISO, IBM, OS/2) including 2-byte Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Printouts: Font Table, Font Sample, Glyph Sample.

375+ page user manual

Hardware requirements: 1024x768 or higher resolution, mouse or trackpad.

Software requirements:

For Windows version: Microsoft Windows (98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10).

For Mac version: Mac OS X 10.6.8+ (including macOS 10.12)

60 day money-back guarantee

Only US $47.99

Download TypeTool 3

Mac full installer (~41 MB). Requires serial number for use.

Demo for Mac OS X (Demo adds FL logo to some characters on export.)
Download US1 | US2 | EU | Asia (Same file, different servers.)

Download Mac demo Español

Mac User Manual (PDF format, ~3.6MB ZIP)
Download US1 | US2 | EU | or en español

Download TypeTool 3 full version installer for Windows (~15 MB). Requires serial number for use.
Win full installer

Download demo version of TypeTool 3 for Windows (same file, different servers). Demo limitation: adds FL logo to some characters on export.

Download Win demo: US1 | US2 | EU | Asia

Download user manual for TypeTool 3 for Windows (PDF format, ~3.3MB ZIP)
Download Windows user manual: US1 | US2 | EU | or en español

Recommended reading: the book Learn FontLab Fast by Leslie Cabarga and the FontLab forum.

Download free fonts: FreeFont Pro | FreeSans | FreeSerif | Caty Mac | Caty Win

Purchase TypeTool

It takes up to a day to process an order. Usually we can get it done within a few hours and you will receive your serial number the same day. Occasionally it won't be until the next business day.

TypeTool for Mac

TypeTool 3 for Mac OS X US $47.99 Convert the price into another currency

TypeTool 3 Spanish for Mac OS X US $47.99 Convert the price into another currency Spanish-only GUI

Upgrade to version 3 from TypeTool 1 or 2/Mac US $23.99

TypeTool for Windows

TypeTool 3 for Windows US $47.99 Convert the price into another currency

TypeTool 3 Spanish for Windows US $47.00 Convert the price into another currency Spanish-only GUI

Upgrade to version 3 from TypeTool 1 or 2/Windows US $23.99

printed manuals for our products from OnDemandManuals.com .