BirdFont: An Open Source, Free Graphical Font Creator And Editor


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BirdFont is a free, Open Source font editor written by Johan Mattsson using Vala programming language. It lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT & SVG fonts. It is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and OpenBSD platforms.

Install BirdFont On Ubuntu 13.10/13.04, Linux Mint 16/15

BirdFont team has a PPA in launchpad to make the installation lot easier. All you have to do is add this PPA in your system using command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Update the sources list.

sudo apt-get update

Then install BirdFont using the following command:

sudo apt-get install birdfont

Launch BirdFont

Open it either form Dash or Menu.

Menu_015BirdFont default interface will look like below.

BirdFont_016Though the interface of BirdFont looks bit confusing at first sight, you can easily learn it using the Official Tutorials page. Also Johan Mattsson have made and published a Screencast in Youtube on how to create font using BirdFont. Please view the following video tutorial to getting started with BirdFont

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It’s ideal for creating basic fonts with solid colors either from scratch or from background images. Download it for free and give it a try! Enjoy!!