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    Editing fonts and changing their name?

    What Adobe creative suite product should I use to edit fonts and can I change the name so that it displays in my font viewer with a particular group of related fonts? Thanks

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    You need to use Fontforge (free, http://fontforge.org/) or any of the Fontlab editors (commercial, http://www.fontlab.com/). I use Fontlab's Fontographer myself.

    There's too an older minimal prog from MS named Font Properties Editor : http://www.microsoft.com/typography/property/fpedit.htm

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    I'm trying Free Font Renamer 2.0
    Publisher: Alexander G. Styopkin
    Since I have Free&Easy Font Viewer by same author.

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    Glyphs is supposed to be very god too, but I haven't used it yet. You can install a demo from here: http://www.glyphsapp.com/

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    DTL OTmaster

    The best program to rename fonts is DTL OTmaster.
    This program only rename the internal names without touching in the rest of the font.
    When you change the font name with a program like Fontlab or fontographer you are resaving all the font and there is a possibility to change it.

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    Editing fonts and changing their name?

    I use both Fontlab and TrueType on the Mac. Fontlab for designs and Truetype for converting renaming.

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    Renaming fonts

    I was wondering if any1 can help me with the steps and which program to use for this specific task - I want to rename fonts without editing the actual font or anything else. Just the way it is viewed in Font Book and Adobe programs.

    For example, my current list shows all styles of Core Circus in individual font families:




    I want it to be:
    Core Circus > all styles

    Is this possible with DTL OTmaster like what samiartur suggested? I also couldn't find a free download of that. I'm using Mountain Lion, if it matters.

    Thank you!


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    I prefer to use FontForge... its better than fontlab on my opinion.

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    if you're on a mac, try Glyphs, it's a really great tool...

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    Robofont

    I've used one time to edit font name and style. Just for Mac, €400 (!!!!), trial 30 days.

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    anyone have these programs but portable version that work?
    i've searched for portable long time :D
    thanks for share

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