FontEdit 1.11


Windows Font Editor


Description


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

Supported formats:
  • 16-bit FON files
  • 32-bit FON files
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
  • VGAOEM.FON - Terminal (US) (Set #6); VGA (640x480) resolution terminal font


Bitmap Font


Bitmap fonts are images. The fonts contain variants, 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 Font


Adobe developed Type 1 fonts for professional digital typesetting. Glyphs 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.


TrueType Font


TrueType is a font system originally developed by Apple. Like Type 1 fonts, the glyphs consist of Bezier curves. It is currently very popular and implementations exist for all major operating systems.


METAFONT


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