Any software to export all the glyphs as a PDF file?

Typogruffer's picture

Hey guys,

I was just wondering if there is a software which can export all the glyphs in the to a PDF file just by a click( instead of manually typing all the glyphs)


Typogruffer's picture

Damn! why isn't there an edit post button?

all the glyphs in

I meant all the glyphs in that particular font file. It should preferably be a PDF file(not a great fan of printing, unless it is absolutely essential)

Karl Stange's picture

What font editing software are you using?

Theunis de Jong's picture

One of the tools in Adobe's Font Dev Kit does exactly this.

(Addendum: though not in a single click, as they are all command line tools)

clauses's picture

Ben Kiel’s GlyphProofer does exactly that. It's for OS X, and you can get it here:

You can add several fonts (eg. all the upright fonts of the same family) and have each glyph render as a string of the weights of the fonts you have added.

Typogruffer's picture

I am using fontlab studio windows. Unfortunately i don't have a mac right now. But i am going to get one in 4-5 months (Yay!)
Okay just asking, how hard is learning AFDKO?

oldnick's picture

How hard? From what I gather: very. It would probably be easiest to generate a scratch copy of the font, install it, then construct a file to export or print to PDF is your favorite desktop application…

Bob H's picture

If you generate a scratch TTF, you can use FRET, part of SIL's FontUtils -- no font install needed.

gargoyle's picture

I vaguely remember doing this once... first exported the glyphs to EPS with FontLab (select glyphs, File > Export > EPS), then used something else to batch convert EPS to PDF (probably a Mac/Unix shell script).

Typogruffer's picture

@Ralph that script is brillliant.. Thanks.. That is what I wanted.

hrant's picture

It would be good of Ben Kiel to make a Windows version.


dberlow's picture

[Hi Jack!]

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