Help site FontLab 8¶
With FontLab 8, we’ve revised and modernized every aspect of our powerful, versatile font editor. Discover the new dark UI theme, adjustable Stroke and Brush sketching, polished drawing and editing, non-destructive transformations with Delta, visual and numeric measurement, glyph building with Skin and variable components, spacing and kerning with mouse and trackpad, batch font export and Actions sets, revamped color and gradients, plus support for
.glyphs3, FontForge, COLRv1, and Python 3.
In FontLab 8.2, we’ve gone even further: we’ve supercharged the spacing & kerning workflow, added right-to-left kerning support, polished the user interface, and streamlined Undo & contour editing. We have improved our modulated Stroke, added exciting creative actions, and improved the variable design process. Plus you can import and export variable color fonts, and seamlessly convert right-to-left kerning between OpenType fonts, .glyphs files and UFO!
What’s new in FontLab 8 New
New UI, adjustable sketching, polished drawing & editing, non-destructive transformations, better measurement, better glyph building, spacing & kerning, batch font export, gradients, .glyphs 3, Python 3…
FontLab 8 tutorials New
Learn FontLab 8, polish your typeface design skills and pick up font making tricks with tutorials by Dave Lawrence. If you prefer to watch rather than learn, we have an extensive collection of video tutorials as well!
FontLab 8 manual
First, check the in-app Help system. Hold F1 over any UI item to read Quick Help. Tap Shift+F1 to open the context-sensitive Help panel. For in-depth knowledge, read the extensive FontLab manual.
Extend FontLab 8
Supercharge your FontLab 8 with TypeRig and other scripts. Get going with your design or get inspiration from our free GetGo template fonts: they’re carefully curated, they’re great as a starting point, and they’re all open-source!
Try FontLab 8
Download the free fully-functional 10-day trial of FontLab 8 for Mac and Windows, and start making fonts today!
Buy FontLab 8
Buy your FontLab 8 license! We have discounts for users of FontLab VI–7, FontLab Studio 5, Fontographer 5, TypeTool 3, RoboFont or Glyphs, for academic institutions, teachers and students.