Fontforge, formerly known as PfaEdit, is a type face editor tool.

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FontForge: Creating simple substitutions in TrueType fonts

I'm trying to create a font that automatically substitutes s with ſ (long s) under the right circumstances (ſ for initial and medial forms, s for terminal forms). However, I can't seem to get it to ...
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Glyph doesn't show hollow space

I drew the inside line of my O before the outside line. Now the O just looks like a circle, the inner part of the O isn't empty. How do I get it empty?
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What to do when a custom font appears as black boxes - FontForge

I am trying to create a custom font that I can use in a book I am writing. I have drawn the glyphs I want in Photoshop, opened them individually in Illustrator and converted them to the .SVG format, ...
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Editing glyphs in FontForge and related software has no effect – depending on where you look

Preface I'm unsure whether this is the right place to ask this kind of thing but honestly, I'm at wit's end here, so I'll try anything. Feel free to migrate or edit. Actual question In a font I ...
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Choose new font encoding

I'm about to make a new font and I'm not sure which encoding to use. I will only have latin characters + some custom ligatures + alternate versions + small capitals. Should I use ISO-8859-1 with ...
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Reference points of the glyphs and scaling them

Suppose that I am designing a new font in either fontforge or fontlab and suppose that I already have a model font. What do I need to do so that the reference points of the glyphs in my new fonts is ...
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What's the technical term for groups of glyphs in an OpenType font?

This question is asked with FontForge in mind, but I'm sure that if I get the terminology right then it would help me. Here's my screenshot: See how in this font, you can hold the mouse down and ...