BirdFont for Windows

BirdFont for Windows

By : Johan Mattsson

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  • License
    Freeware
  • Version
    3.12.14
  • Requirements
    Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64
  • Date added
    Oct 17, 2018
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Birdfont for Windows is a free font editor that lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT and SVG fonts. This is a free app, but donations of $10 USD or more on the developer page are encouraged and permit you to download the commercial version of BirdFont, which allows you to make proprietary fonts. Download NOW!

Birdfont for PC allows you to easily begin working on your font as soon as you launch the program without complicating things using hard to follow tools. The port is mapped out in a really functional way offering you easy access to all of the features needed to begin the creative procedure.

Features:

Color Fonts with Embedded SVG files
OpenType-SVG colour fonts is a fairly new format and some software does not encourage it. Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge has support colour fonts in their own browsers but Chrome lags behind at this point. Creating monochrome fallback glyphs may have quite a while if your glyphs contains many tiny parts (hundreds or even thousands). Additionally will glyphs with a lot of details barely fit on the TTF grid. You can circumvent this issue by producing an empty fallback glyph and importing a monochrome version with less details of your coloured letters. 

Stylistic Alternates
Alternates provides a way to put several glyphs on the same Unicode character and selecting which glyph that should be exhibited when the font is utilized. The HTML preview file contains examples of how you select which alternate which needs to be exhibited when the font is used on the web. (Ctrl+P or Control +P)

Line Spacing
it's possible to change the line height by adjusting the top and bottom margin manuals. The margin guides are red. 

Edit the Course 
Adjust the position of all control points and handles. You can add the points to the trail by double clicking at the path. Delete points with the delete or backspace keys (split the path with shift + delete). Click on a grip and hold down the shift key if you would like to maintain the angle of a deal while you are altering the length of the deal. Press w to toggle between smooth node and corner node. Hold down the space key and click to move the picture. Click on a point and press shift to move the point independent of its manage. 

Produce a Font in Illustrator
The quickest way to receive your drawings from Illustrator or Inkscape in to BirdFont for Desktop is the copy and paste commands but you can also save your work as SVG files and import them in to BirdFont. It's suggested that you convert your path to simple outlines, without strokes until you export them to BirdFont. 

Differences Between SVG and TTF
There is a mathematical distinction between quadratic and cubic Beziér curves. Most SVG editors uses the cubic form but TrueType outlines can simply comprise quadratic control factors. BirdFont will convert your own cubic splines to quadratic paths however, the conversion isn't lossless and the converted paths will contain more points than the original path. It is possible to get around this problem by producing your glyphs straight in BirdFont for PC using only quadratic control points. Another limitation of this TTF format is that the fixed number of units per em. Most TTF fonts utilizes 1000 units per em, this might lead to distortions if your font includes little particulars. By default will BirdFont store control point place in floating point format but you can change this in the settings tab.

Note: You need a commercial license if you want to create proprietary fonts.

- Fix SVG import


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