I have an existing ttf-font (from another author) which lacks German ‘Umlaute’ (ÄÖÜ). At first I thought I could bring it into fontself and add these characters manually. However, I cannot open the ttf-file. Is it because it’s a ttf or is it because it has some kind of copyright-bit set?
Of course, I could write some text in illustrator, expand the objects, regroup and create a whole new font. But I would also have to set all the characters, the spacing, the kerning,… I’d rather spend my time on more creative processes.
How would you approach this task?
Thanks and have a nice day! Patrick
Edit existing fonts
Hi Patrick, at the moment Fontself does not open fonts created from other editors, for both technical and philosophical reasons. We first want to ensure that 1/ you will be notified of all the technical implications of editing a font that could potentially contain many extra features (hinting, etc.) but also that 2/ you gets a better understanding of all the other implications.
So definitely something we hope to ship one day, but only once we’ve found a way to solve these points in a way that matches our standards in terms of ease of use, functionality and insightfulness …
Although after 6 years you still didn’t do anything about importing existing fonts, and it is very annoying that you don’t mention this restriction in your official webpage… I bought fontself maker and I can’t edit my existing fonts…
Hey John, we never promoted Fontself as a font editor, and happy to refund the one who doesn’t get any value out of the tool. Just send us a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the related email or license key.