font editor

I recently designed a font in Adobe Illustrator, and I am attempting to turn it into a font format. However, I do not know what the best software for this situation is. I was hoping that I could find a program that would allow me to import the file I already created and simply change it into a font format.

Any help would be appreciated.

2 Aug 2013 — High-Logic today released an update of FontCreator, introducing new tools for creating scalable multi-color fonts.

As announced earlier in the General Discussions forum (Windows 8.1 Preview color font support), Windows 8.1 will come with a new multi-color extension to the OpenType font standard. FontCreator is the first font editor which supports this powerful technology.

Full details and a short video which shows how to create color fonts can be found on the High-Logic website:
http://www.high-logic.com/

Birdfont


Birdfont is free software program that creates fonts in several formats. It's mainly focused on web fonts.
http://birdfont.org

I use FontLab Studio, so that's what I have in mind. But other font editors might find some of this useful.

Constant Sidebearings

About 90% of the time, when I am editing a glyph, I wish I could edit the outlines and keep the sidebearings in place... which of course means the sidebearing line needs to "float" with and glyph changes I make that affect the advance width. Of course, occasionally one does not want this, so it would be ideal to have some sort of "force linked sidebearings" toggle button when in the glyph window. Maybe the button would be part of the FLS glyph properties floating palette?

Even when the sidebearings are linked to the outlines, you would still be able to click and drag on the sidebearings as you can today, to adjust them.

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