Top 15 Microsoft Typography Alternative and Similar Softwares | Feb 2017

Internal tools developed at Microsoft for manipulating and creating OpenType and TrueType font files. Used in development of new font toolsets and fonts. The tools includes TTFdump, TrueType Open Assembler, Flint, SBIT32, CacheTT, FastFont, and AddTable.

1. AFDKO

AFDKO is a collection of command-line tools used at Adobe for manipulating and creating OpenType font files. Can verify structures, and table entries and their checksums.......

2. Apple Font Tool Suite

A suite of tools for working with font files. The tools focus on comparing, manipulating, and validating font files that are to be shipped for Appleā€™s operating systems. Graphical tools includes Blinker, Font Proofer X, and MorxTester. Command line tools include ftxanalyzer, ftxdiff, ftxdumperfuser, ftxdumpfond, ftxenhancer, ftxfusefond, ftxglyphadder, ftxinstalledfonts, ftxmakettc,......

3. Font Finder

FontFinder is created for designers, developers and typographers. It allows a user to analyze the font information of any element on a page, copy any piece(s) of that information to the clipboard, and perform inline replacements to test new layouts.......

4. FontDoctor

FontDoctor is the industry standard software for fixing font problems and organizing font files. Easily locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on computer performance and applications. Diagnostic tool.......

5. Microsoft Font Validator

A tool that evaluates how closely a TrueType or OpenType font adheres to the current font format specification, as well as whether the font meets basic recommendations and deliverable guidelines from Microsoft. The Font Validator can be useful to developers creating or modifying fonts, or to developers who are creating......

6. Fony

Fony is an editor for bitmap (raster) fonts. While the focus is on Windows FNT/FON bitmap fonts, it can import and export some other popular file formats.......

7. RoboFont

RoboFont is a UFO based, mac only, font editor.Written from scratch in Python with scalability in mind. The editor allows full scripting access to objects and interface. The application is a platform for drawing and modifying typefaces and much more.........

8. Private Character Editor

(Windows built-in) Using Private Character Editor (PCE), you can create up to 6,400 unique characters (such as special letters and logos) for use in your font library. PCE contains basic tools for creating and editing characters, along with more advanced options.......

9. Printers Apprentice

Printers Apprentice 8.1 is a fantastic font manager for Windows 7, Vista & XP. Whether you are a graphic artist, a publishing professional or a software enthusiast, if you have a lot of fonts, Printer's Apprentice will help you organize your collection.......

10. Sib Font Editor

What is required to create a good bitmap font? Maybe some desire and time? Yes, but even the most gifted craftsman fails to impress without proper tools. If you want to make fonts, then take a look at Sib Font Editor. It has everything needed to make quality bitmap fonts......

11. Fontographer

Fontographer is a font editor for mac and windows.......

12. Fontifier

Fontifier lets you use your own handwriting for the text you write on your computer. It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use in your word processor or graphics program, just like regular fonts.......

13. MyScriptFont

Free online tool to create a vector font from your own handwriting.......

14. Type light

With Type light you can design, edit and convert OpenType, TrueType and PostScript fonts. As a light version of Type 3.2 font editor it is your ideal package for entering into the world of font creation.......

15. ConEmu

Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAR_Manager ).Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for......