FontEdit 1.12


Windows Font Editor


Description


FontEdit is a Windows Font Editor capable of editing Windows FON Fonts.

Supported formats:
  • 16-bit FON
  • 32-bit FON
  • FNT
Editor features:
  • bitmap data
  • width


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Samples


  • 8514FIX.FON - Fixedsys for the IBM 8514; 8514/a (1024x768) resolution monospaced system font
  • 8514OEM.FON - Terminal Font for the IBM 8514; 8514/a (1024x768) resolution terminal font
  • 8514SYS.FON - System (Set #6); 8514/a (1024x768) resolution system font
  • CGA40WOA.FON - Terminal; Non-Windows application font for 386 enhanced mode (USA code page 437)
  • CGA80WOA.FON - Terminal; Non-Windows application font for 386 enhanced mode (USA code page 437)
  • MODERN.FON - Modern (All res); Modern font (all resolutions)
  • ROMAN.FON - Roman (All res); Roman font (all resolutions)
  • SCRIPT.FON - Script (All res); Script font (all resolutions)
  • SERIFE.FON - MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res); MS Serif font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA)
  • SERIFF.FON - MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (8514 res); MS Serif font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (8514/a)
  • SMALLE.FON - Small Fonts (VGA res); Small fonts (VGA resolution)
  • SMALLF.FON - Small Fonts (8514/a res); Small fonts (8514/a resolution)
  • SSERIFE.FON - MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res); MS Sans Serif font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA)
  • SSERIFF.FON - MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (8514 res); MS Sans Serif font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (8514/a)
  • SYMBOLE.FON - Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA RES); Symbol font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA)
  • SYMBOLF.FON - Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 (8514/a RES); Symbol font 8,10,12,14,18,24 (8514/a)
  • VGAFIX.FON - Fixedsys (Set #6); VGA (640x480) resolution monospaced system font
  • VGASYS.FON - System (Set #6); VGA (640x480) resolution system font

  • more fonts...


Bitmap Font


Bitmap fonts are collections of images. The fonts contain styles, like bold, with a set of glyph images for each character. For example, a font has three sizes, and any combination of bold and italic, there must be 12 complete sets of images.

Bitmap fonts are not widespread anymore because other font encoding methods are superior in visual quality and flexibility. In some situations, however, they are still usable, for instance, in the Linux console, and the Windows command prompt, and in embedded systems.


Type 1 and Type 3 Font


Adobe developed Type 1 and Type 3 fonts for professional digital typesetting. Glyphs, in PostScript format, consist of Bezier curves, and resizing sets of glyphs is easy through mathematical transformations. In practice, however, large or small parts of a font need extra hints to look good. Type 1 fonts used Adobe's proprietary hinting system, which was very expensive. Type 3 fonts were the same as the Type 1 without the hints and thus looked good at standard sizes.


TrueType Font


TrueType is a font system developed by Apple. It replaced Type 1 fonts, which many felt were too expensive. Like Type 1 fonts, the glyphs consist of Bezier curves. It is still popular, and implementations exist for all major operating systems.


METAFONT


METAFONT uses a different glyph description. Like TrueType, it is a mathematical font description system but describes glyphs through the strokes of a circular pen. Glyphs produced with METAFONT generally do not have sharp points, as the pen tip is of finite size.