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FontCreator 12.0 • High-Logic

Released 7th May 2019 • Updated 4th June 2019

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FontCreator 12.0 is a major upgrade with powerful new features, and improvements to existing features.

An anchored-based method for creating composites improves the positioning of diacritics, especially for italic typefaces. User-friendly glyph name generation and editing is more powerful. Inserting glyphs anywhere in the font, adding code-points based on glyph names, and glyph sorting are invaluable for large fonts.

CompositeData.xml has been extensively revised, using glyph names instead of glyph mappings to remove dependence on the Private Use Area. Glyphs for OpenType features such as Small Capitals, Alternative Fractions, or Stylistic Alternates are no longer mapped. Transform scripts also use these glyph names.

Many new definitions have been added to aid in the design of Mathematical Operators, and a few in other character sets. Definitions for diacritical marks have also been enhanced.

Free help is available on the support forum, even for the unregistered 30-day trial version. The Help File is available online, so anyone can see the features that are available before downloading the free trial version. The trial version is the full Professional Edition, but it doesn’t save fonts. Existing users may like to see which feature requests have been implemented already.

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Version 12.0

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Version 11.0

Earlier Versions


Important Note: FontCreator 12 projects are not backwardly compatible. Edit copies of your font projects and keep the originals as backups.

To avoid overwriting a previous version of FontCreator, install FontCreator 12 into a different folder with command: WinKey + R:

"%UserProfile%\Downloads\FontCreatorSetup-x64.exe" /DIR="C:\Program Files\High-Logic FontCreator 12"

The 32-bit version will be installed to C:\Program Files (86)\High-Logic\FontCreator 12


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Conclusions

FontCreator 12.0 simplifies the process of adding OpenType features, much of which is now automated. The transition from dependence on glyph mappings to glyph names has been eased with the automatic generation of user-friendly glyph names and new transform scripts that add glyphs for OpenType features with just a few clicks. Those new to font editing will find it easier to add OpenType features, while experienced font designers will appreciate the time saved by greater automation. Both types of user will benefit from the improved tab bar, font sorting, and undo of glyph transformations.

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Version 11.5

Released 22nd February 2018

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Version 11.0

Released 10th May 2017

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64-bit Version

Vertical Metrics Support

Cubic Bézier Curves

Workflow Enhancements

High DPI Support

New Glyph Naming Tools

Colour Mode Improvements

Autokern Improvements

OpenType Designer

Earlier Versions

10.1 Nov 201610.0 Jun 20169.1 Feb 20169.0 Jun 20158.0 Jun 2014

7.5 Aug 20137.01 Jun 20136.5 Nov 20116.0 Jun 20095.6 Jul 20075.5 May 2006

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Video Tutorials

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FontCreator 12.0

What is New?

FontCreator 11.0

What is New?

FontCreator 11.0
Getting Started

FontCreator 11.0
Drawing Contours

FontCreator 12.0
Configuring Toolbars