Faq : What is FontStruct?

FontStruct is a free online font-building tool, originally devised and developed for FontShop by Rob Meek.

The heart of FontStruct is the FontStructor, a web-application that lets anyone quickly and easily build fonts using basic geometric shapes in a grid — just like tiles or bricks. Fonts created with the FontStructor are called FontStructions. They can be downloaded as TrueType fonts and used in Mac or Windows applications.

More than a tool, FontStruct is a vibrant online type-design community. Type-design enthusiasts from all over the world use the FontStructor to experiment with letter shapes and to design fonts, and who give each other comments online on the FontStruct website. They are the FontStructors, the soul of FontStruct.

For non-FontStructors, FontStruct is a source of fresh fonts available under flexible, liberal CreativeCommons licenses.

Finally, for educators, FontStruct is an ideal environment to teach the basics of type design. The brick principle and the simplified, easy-to-use interface of the FontStructor help students to overcome the complexity inherent to type-design and focus on the most important aspects first.

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