GNU Font Editor

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gfe has been decommissioned, since the free software program FontForge has more advanced bitmap editing facilities. This page remains for the sake of history.

What is GNU Font Editor

GNU Font Editor (GFE) is a graphical font editor based on the GIMP Toolkit. It is easy to use and will eventually support many font types. Currently it supports only BDF font files, that can be converted to many other formats easily.

Work is now in progress to support PCF font files.

Downloading GFE

Currently, the GNU Font Editor is only available via CVS.



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GNU Font Editor is written and maintained by Anuradha Ratnaweera.

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Updated $Date: 2008/08/16 18:09:59 $Author: karl $