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Outline font editor

FontForge is an outline font editor that lets you create your own fonts or edit existing ones. Multiple formats including PostScript, TrueType, OpenType, SVG and bitmap (BDF) are supported. It also lets you convert one format to another. This package was formerly known as pfaedit.


Available on the Web site, e.g.

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlatermtjm14 March 2014
Used for build scripts.
License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey18 September 2003

Leaders and contributors

George Williams Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
HelpMailing List Info/Archive
Bug Tracking,DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteautotrace *or* potrace (for autotracing around character images)
Weak prerequisitelibjpeg (to import images in the given format)
Weak prerequisitelibxml2 (to parse SVG files and fonts)
Weak prerequisitefreetype (to better rasterize bitmaps and to enable the truetype debugger)
Weak prerequisitelibpng and zlib
Weak prerequisitelibtiff
Weak prerequisitelibuninameslist (to display unicode names and annotations)
Weak prerequisitelibungof

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 March 2014.


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