User Guides & resources for Fontographer
User Guide (PDF, 8 MB) — for Mac, but Windows is similar Video tutorials on YouTube User forum Installers
Wed, 1 Feb, 2023 at 3:02 AM
Fontographer Issues on Windows 8 and Above
Issue: I cannot draw or move points in Fontographer 5.2.1 on Windows 8.1 or above Solution: In order to make Fontographer 5.2.1 run correctly on...
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Saving a file versus generating a font
Issue: I saved my font but I only see a *.fog file instead of a font file. Solution: "File>Save" or "Save As," is used for sa...
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017 at 10:56 PM
Rehinting a Font
Issue: Font displays poorly on screen at small point sizes.  Reason: Many commercial TrueType fonts for Windows use advanced technology called “delta h...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 5:34 PM
Creating a Bold or Oblique Font
Creating a Bold Font Issue: Instructions for creating bold-styled fonts.  Solution: Here are some tips on creating a bold font which is technically a...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Repairing Corrupted Fonts
Issue: While trying to install (or open) my font, I got an error message which indicates that my font is corrupted. € I'm getting rectangles in plac...
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017 at 11:28 AM
Spikes or Spurs on Paths
Issue: What causes spikes, spurs, artifacts, drop out and other distortions to occur on paths?  Solution: 1. Paths are too complex or points are...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 5:43 PM
Illustrator Clipboard Issues
Issue: Using Illustrator to copy/paste into Fontographer Issue Illustrator for Macintosh will not copy/paste paths into Fontographer.  Solution: ...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 5:57 PM
Fontographer won’t run in OSX 10.15 Catalina!?
QUESTION: I use a Mac and hear that Fontographer won’t run in OSX 10.15 Catalina!? Apple is apparently asking developers to optimize their apps for 64-bit ...
Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 at 9:25 AM