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TypeTool
TypeTool
ScanFont
ScanFont
Fontographer
Fontographer
FontLab Studio
FontLab Studio
AsiaFont Studio
AsiaFont Studio
Maximum number of glyphs supported 65,535 6,399 20,000+ 6,399 65,535
Type 1 font editor Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes
Native TrueType font editor Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Opens Windows Type 1 (.pfb) Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes
Opens Mac Type 1 (LWFN) Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product* Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product**
Opens OpenType TT / TrueType (.ttf) Yes Mac version requires TypeTol, FontLab or AsiaFont Studio* Yes Yes Yes
Opens Mac TrueType (sfnt/dfont) Only in Mac version of the product** Mac version requires TypeTol, FontLab or AsiaFont Studio* Only in Mac version of the product, .dfont fonts are not supported*|** Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product**
Opens OpenType PS (.otf) Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Opens CID and .ttc TTC No TTC No Yes
Generates Windows Type 1 (.pfb) Yes Mac version requires TypeTol, FontLab or AsiaFont Studio* Yes Yes Yes
Generates Mac Type 1 (LWFN) Only in Mac version of the product** Mac version requires TypeTol, FontLab or AsiaFont Studio* Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product**
Generates OpenType TT / TrueType (.ttf) native conversion* conversion native native
Generates Mac TrueType (sfnt/dfont) Only in Mac version of the product** No Only in Mac version of the product, .dfont fonts are not supported*|** Only in Mac version of the product** Only in Mac version of the product**
Generates OpenType PS (.otf) No advanced typographic OpenType Layout features support* No Yes Yes Yes
Generates CID fonts No No No No A plugin (separately available) is required*
OpenType feature editing No No OpenType Layout feature definitions can be specified in an external file using the AFDKO 2.5 syntax* Yes Yes
Arabic and Hebrew support No No No Yes Yes
Macro scripts No No No Yes Yes
Bitmap import Yes eps,jpg,gif,png,bmp,tif bmp,tif,eps bmp,tif,eps bmp.tif,eps
Bitmap editor No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vector paint tools Yes No Yes but functionality different from TypeTool/FontLab* Yes Yes
Batch transformation of characters Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Programmable font transformation No No No Yes Yes
Blended fonts No No Yes Yes Yes
Drag-drop character placement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Editable codepages and encodings No No Yes Yes Yes
Encoding templates Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Editing of CMap files No No No Yes Yes
Double byte font editing YesYes No Yes Yes YesYes
Diagonal guides Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Levels of undo 200+ 102 N/A 200+ 200+
Manual Type 1 hinting No No Yes but functionality different from TypeTool/FontLab* Yes Yes
Manual TrueType hinting No No No Yes Yes
TrueType hint preservation Yes Yes* No Yes Yes
TrueType delta hinting No No No Yes Yes
Digital parameter placement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special font effects No No No Yes Yes
Multiple Master font editing No No Yes Yes4 axes Yes4 axes
Automatic kerning Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes
Manual kerning Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes
Font auditor Yes No No Yes Yes
TWAIN support No Yes No No No
Tunable autotracer No Yes Yes Yes in FontLab Studio 5* No
Auto character separation No Yes No No No
Auto character placement No Yes No No No

YesYes: Feature improved. Yes: Feature available. No: Feature not available. *: Feature only available in certain versions/to a limited extent. **: Feature only available in Mac versions of the product. TypeTool, ScanFont, AsiaFont Studio, Fontographer and FontLab are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fontlab Ltd.