Birdfont – A free font editor for TTF, EOT and SVG fonts

Installers and source code packages are available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and BSD. Download BirdFont from this site. You can participate in the translation of this project at Locamotions pootle server. Most of the translation work can be done online in the pootle web interface, see the development section for more information. BirdFont is developed by Johan Mattsson with a good number of people contributing translations and patches. The editor is written in Vala and has around 60 000 lines of code. • Bug fixes • Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS • Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) • Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts. • Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. • Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. • Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. • Redo command • Copy and paste side bearings • Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. • Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab • A tool for moving objects to the baseline • A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating objects and resizing paths. • Bug fixes • Parse transform directive in SVG import. • A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). • Crop rotaded and resized images. • Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. • Important bug fixes. • Load, save and export fonts in background threads. • Faster TTF export • Improved preview tab on Windows • Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length • Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files • Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve compability with potrace and Illustrator • Delete and undo for kerning pairs • Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations • Font size settings in the kerning tab • A new SVG parser • Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications • Bug fixes • A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse • Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF • Fixes crash bug in SVG import code • Touch screen friendly interface • New tools for adding and moving control points • Icons in 320 dpi • French translation • Bug fixes • Groups of paths and control points • Speed optimizations • Bold and italic styles • Bug fixes • TTF units • Paste in place and paste at cursor • Rotate paths • Flip path • Convert segments to lines • Symmetrical control points • Use glyphs as backgrounds • New overview tab • Two control point handles for quadratic paths • Better conversion from SVG to TTF • Bug fixes • Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (version number and name) • Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox • Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template • Bugfixes • Improved translations • Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database • A new file format is introduced (.bf replaces .ffi) • Bug fixes • Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles. • Quadratic points is now the default • Scrollbar • TTF export on Mac OS X • French translation • Quadratic Bézier paths • Edit SVG fonts • Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 • Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) • Bug fixes • Spanish translation • Russian translation • Italian translation • Brasilian Portuguese translation • Color • Adjustable control point size • Select all path • Resize all selected paths • Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator • Move control points with keyboard • Join paths • Bugfixes • German translation • Chinese translation • Copy and paste paths from Inkscape • Export SVG files • New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit • Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds • Larger control points • Crop background updates position of the image • Undo command for background images • Faster multithreaded export • Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in it's context • New notdef. character • New tab bar • Embedded OpenType (EOT) support • Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) • Rotate, scale and crop background images • New key bindings Source. Looking for vector maps of Germany (Deutschland Vektorkarten) for Adobe Illustrator?."

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