I have heard of good free font creating tools like Birdfont and Fontforge but I would like to know if there is any one that supports multi colored fonts. I know transtype by fontlab supports this but price is out of my budget for now especially since I'm just doing this for the fun of it.

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    Not a lot of systems support color fonts at the moment... Let along the problem that colors are encoded differently whether you want to print or display on a screen.... But I'm curious to see if a tool exists Commented May 23, 2016 at 15:29
  • You can export embedded SVG files with the commercial version of Birdfont. It is pretty cheap. Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 18:45

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I know Fontself (which I haven't tried yet but really looks awesome) will soon include this feature.

While not free it is still less expensive than Transtype and allows you to directly make fonts within Illustrator - which is its main purpose, in fact it is an Illustrator plugin.

However I don't now any totally free software which can do this...

  • Do you mind expanding on what Fontself is? At this time this answer can be taken as a link only answer. Please add more detail or your answer may be removed.
    – user9447
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 12:53
  • Sorry for this. Is it better now ?
    – user67482
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 13:17

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