Edit Beteckna Birdfont

BIRDFONT

Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT and SVG fonts.

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Installers and source code packages are available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and BSD. Download BirdFont from this site.

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Translation

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.

Contact

Development

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.

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Fonts

Discover fonts made with BirdFont and submit your own work.

Release Notes

2.10

• Layers
• Mac specific TTF fonts (fixes fontbook problems)


2.9

• Fallback font with support for many languages
• Faster GUI


2.8

• Speed optimization in font export
• Faster search queries in the Unicode Data Base
• Better parsing of SVG files generated with Illustrator
• Dialog for importing a folder with SVG files


2.7

• Stroke
• Round line caps
• Bug fixes


2.6

• Bright and dark color themes
• A tool box for the recent files tab


2.5

• Export settings
• Curve orientation


2.4

• Contextual ligature substitution
• Kerning strings


2.3

• Customizable color themes and better icons
• High contrast settings for better readability
• Fixes for problems in TTF creation and other bugs


2.2

• Customizable guides
• Bug fixes and many small UI improvements


2.1

• A new spacing tab
• Improved Beziér editing
• Side bearing metrics in edit view
• Key bindings for zoom in and zoom out in kerning tab
• Bug fixes


2.0

• New UI layout
• New zoom tool
• Improved background import
• Customizable short cuts
• New tab for changing font name
• Better Illustrator SVG import and other bug fixes
• Load bf fonts faster


1.9

• Fix compatibility with Inkscape
• Bug fixes.


1.8

• A new Beziér drawing tool
• Move paths independent from handles or along handles.
• Bug fixes


1.7

• Fixes a critical spacing bug and bugs in the drawing canvas.


1.6

• Ligature substitution, (Open Type Feature, GSUB table)
• Input characters by unicode value in kerning tab


1.5

• Bug fixes
• A new XML parser


1.4

• Bug fixes
• A complete Czech translation


1.3

• A bug fix


1.2

• Bug fixes
• Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS
• Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace)


1.1

• Bug fixes and minor GUI improvements.


1.0

• 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


0.47

• Oblique and italic transformation
• Improved overview tab
• Compability with CS6


0.46

• 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


0.45

• A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files.


0.44

• Better conversion from SVG to TTF


0.43

• Fixes a TTF export bug


0.42

• 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


0.41

• 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


0.40

• Bug fixes


0.39

• Bug fixes in the kerning code


0.38

• Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version


0.37

• Font size settings in the kerning tab
• A new SVG parser
• Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications
• Bug fixes


0.36

• Paste letters in the kerning tab
• Settings for the freehand tool
• Bug fixes


0.35

• 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


0.34

• This release solves kerning issues and other problems.


0.33

• Import background images on new versions of Mac OS X and bug fixes.


0.32

• Touch screen friendly interface
• New tools for adding and moving control points
• Icons in 320 dpi
• French translation
• Bug fixes


0.31

• Bug fixes in the Linux version


0.30

• Bug fixes


0.29

• Groups of paths and control points
• Speed optimizations
• Bold and italic styles
• Bug fixes
• TTF units
• Paste in place and paste at cursor


0.28

• Kerning classes
• Copy and paste paths between windows


0.27

• Rotate paths
• Flip path
• Convert segments to lines
• Symmetrical control points
• Use glyphs as backgrounds


0.26

• Bug fixes in the Mac OS X version


0.25

• Bug fixes


0.24

• New overview tab
• Two control point handles for quadratic paths
• Better conversion from SVG to TTF
• Bug fixes


0.23

• Bugfixes


0.22

• Bug fixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X with a native window.


0.21

• Bug fixes


0.20

• 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


0.19

• 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


0.18

• Bug fixes


0.17

• Macports validation


0.16

• Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports


0.15

• Macports file


0.14

• Bug fixes


0.13

• 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


0.12

• Bug fixes and updated test suit


0.11

• Bug fixes


0.10

• Bug fixes
• Backup and crash recovery
• Move paths with keyboard


0.9

• 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


0.8

• Copy and paste paths from Inkscape
• Export SVG files
• New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit
• Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds


0.7

• New icons
• Bugfixes
• Menu
• Internationalization


0.6

• Improved TrueType outlines
• Resize paths


0.5

• Move multiple control points
• Draw path from both ends
• New edit commands
• Man pages


0.4.1

• Bug fixes


0.4.0

• 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

0.3.0

• Embedded OpenType (EOT) support
• Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export)
• Rotate, scale and crop background images
• New key bindings

0.2.0

• TTF support
• Desktop file and icon
• Merge paths
• Wine support


0.1.1

• Several important bug fixes


0.1.0

• First release