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  TypeTool Fontographer FontLab Studio
Maximum number of glyphs supported 65,535 20,000+ 65,535
Type 1 font editor Yes Yes Yes
Native TrueType font editor Yes Yes Yes
Opens Windows Type 1 (.pfb) Yes Yes Yes
Opens Mac Type 1 (LWFN) Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product**
Opens OpenType TT / TrueType (.ttf) Yes Yes Yes
Opens Mac TrueType (sfnt/dfont) Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product, .dfont fonts are not supported*|** Only in Mac version of the product**
Opens OpenType PS (.otf) Yes Yes Yes
Opens CID and .ttc No TTC No
Generates Windows Type 1 (.pfb) Yes Yes Yes
Generates Mac Type 1 (LWFN) Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product**
Generates OpenType TT / TrueType (.ttf) native conversion native
Generates Mac TrueType (sfnt/dfont) Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product, .dfont fonts are not supported*|** Only in Mac version of the product**
Generates OpenType PS (.otf) No advanced typographic OpenType Layout features support* Yes Yes
Generates CID fonts No No No
OpenType feature editing No OpenType Layout feature definitions can be specified in an external file using the AFDKO 2.5 syntax* Yes
Arabic and Hebrew support No No Yes
Macro scripts No No Yes
Bitmap import Yes bmp,tif,eps bmp,tif,eps
Bitmap editor No Yes Yes
Vector paint tools Yes Yes but functionality different from TypeTool/FontLab* Yes
Batch transformation of characters Yes Yes Yes
Programmable font transformation No No Yes
Blended fonts No Yes Yes
Drag-drop character placement Yes Yes Yes
Editable codepages and encodings No Yes Yes
Encoding templates Yes No Yes
Editing of CMap files No No Yes
Double byte font editing YesYes Yes Yes
Diagonal guides Yes No Yes
Levels of undo 200+ N/A 200+
Manual Type 1 hinting No Yes but functionality different from TypeTool/FontLab* Yes
Manual TrueType hinting No No Yes
TrueType hint preservation Yes No Yes
TrueType delta hinting No No Yes
Digital parameter placement Yes Yes Yes
Special font effects No No Yes
Multiple Master font editing No Yes Yes4 axes
Automatic kerning Yes Yes Yes
Manual kerning Yes Yes Yes
Font auditor Yes No Yes
TWAIN support No No No
Tunable autotracer No Yes Yes in FontLab Studio 5*
Auto character separation No No No
Auto character placement No No No

YesYes: Feature improved. Yes: Feature available. No: Feature not available. *: Feature only available in certain versions/to a limited extent. **: Feature only available in Mac versions of the product. TypeTool, ScanFont, Fontographer and FontLab are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fontlab Ltd.