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I appreciate good and professional typefaces, but always think that I can improve or customize them for my needs. But where can I design and possibly publish my fonts online?

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This is a bit broad and difficult to give a specific answer, but to produce fonts you need software and then to publish fonts start by looking at the largest publishers first and read their documentation.

Independent font publishing is possible via Behance for instance where many freelancers are posting 'home-made' fonts, some of which are quite popular.

  • Thanks for the recommendations and insights, I will take a look at these. – user107974 Nov 11 '17 at 17:26
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Fonts aren't generally designed using online services. I suspect what you are really looking for is font creation software such as fontforge (free), or fontographer (not free).

It's unlikely you will be legally allowed to improve/alter commercial fonts, since these are generally copyright, and as such, making derivatives would breach copyright.

You can publish fonts using services such as dafont.

  • Thanks for the recommendations and insights, I will visit them, I guess the subject is much braoder than I anticipated after all. – user107974 Nov 11 '17 at 17:27
  • @SydneyKT Just so you don’t go into this completely blind, you should be aware that creating high-quality fonts like those used to set books, magazines, newspapers, etc., takes a long time. It includes many years of experience and knowledge of typography, kerning, and aesthetics, a very steep learning curve for the software and knowledge about how font tables interact and such things—not to mention actually designing each glyph. For professional type designers creating a single typeface is often a project which takes several years of work. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 11 '17 at 18:16

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