Edit existing fonts

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. :slight_smile:
How would you approach this task?
Thanks and have a nice day! Patrick

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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 hello@fontself.com with the related email or license key.

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