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Create your own typeface

FontForge is an open-source tool for creating and editing typefaces. It is made for Unix’s X11 windowing system, which you’ll need to install in macOS to be able to use it. FontForge is pretty clunky, which is why most type designers pay for alternatives such as Robofont (around $430, doc.robofont.com). But it does the job for free.

In this tutorial we can only give you a quick introduction. Creating a typeface requires planning and organization, and if you want to. It’s worth reading everything there.

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