I already have the tools to create pixels or vectors but I have no clue how to generate fonts from them? After some searching I came across a font editing program that cost more then a months rent. A month rent just for lining my characters up is not worth it imho.

So how do I get my characters, pixel and/or vectors, into a font file?

  • Have you considered the "private character editor" in Windows/system32?
    – rrirower
    Jan 9, 2015 at 0:41
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    @rrirower No I haven't. I just opened it and it's a nice and simple tool but I cannot import anything in there.
    – Madmenyo
    Jan 9, 2015 at 0:56
  • high-logic.com/font-editor/fontcreator.html but I don't know if it has import options you need. I've worked in this software many years ago.
    – Davidenko
    Jan 9, 2015 at 1:52
  • icomoon.io is a good free online font creator, it focusses more on icons though if that is what you are after Jan 9, 2015 at 8:14

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A google search led me to this tiny piece of software FontForge.


  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Good Resource to get started using it
  • Cross-Platform
  • Supported Types of Fonts
    • OpenType
    • TrueType
    • CID-keyed
    • multi-master and More

Creating Font is not simple task, links below will teach you all about fonts and how to use this software to create fonts.

  • As the OP asks "So how do I get my characters, pixel and/or vectors, into a font file?" – could you please edit your question and point out whether FontForge can do that – i.e. importing graphics and convert them to fonts? Thanks!
    – Izzy
    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:48

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