Wednesday, 23 April 2008

FontStruct is a free font building brought to us by the world's leading retailer of digital type. 

FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.
You create 'FontStructions' using the 'FontStructor' font editor.

Once you have completed building, FontStruct generates high- quality 'TrueType' fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application.

You are able to keep your own creations to yourself, but they encourage users to share them FontStructions. You are able to explore their gallery of fonts made by other users and download them or even copy them or make your own variations. 

Cloning allows people to quickly make variations and extend existing FontStructions. If you'd like to use a FontStruction but it lacks some letters you need,  you can clone it and add these characters yourself.
The original authors and FontStructions are always displayed on the home page of a cloned FontStruction. So cloned FontStructions cannot be claimed as completely original work.

To clone a FontStruction go to the homepage, either by clicking on it in the Gallery or from your "My FontStruct" page if it's one of yours. Then click on the "clone" button. Name your new FontStruction, and then click 'clone' again. You will be taken to the FontStructor editor to edit your cloned FontStruction. 

You can also make pixel fonts for Flash with FontStruct as it is optimized for the creation of Flash pixel fonts.

I think this site is going to become very helpful for me in the future as I have already downloaded a couple of the fonts.

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