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Which apps do professional designers use to create typography?

Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2017 Sep 29, 2017

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I am completely new to Adobe software and I would like to know which apps do experts recommend to create professional typography. I thank you in advance for your time.

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Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017

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LEGEND ,
Oct 05, 2017 Oct 05, 2017

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By typography do you mean

(a) putting text on a page

(b) designing a font?

If it's (a) and there is more text than a little, and it isn't a technical manual, Adobe InDesign.

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Explorer ,
Oct 05, 2017 Oct 05, 2017

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I mean designing fonts.

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Oct 05, 2017 Oct 05, 2017

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Explorer ,
Jan 08, 2018 Jan 08, 2018

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thank you, I can't purchase that now. Is there anything close to this software in Adobe?

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Jan 08, 2018 Jan 08, 2018

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No, Adobe does not produce any such exceptionally-specialized software for font design and creation.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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New Here ,
Mar 06, 2020 Mar 06, 2020

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Hi there Dov, I am fully subscribed to adobe creative cloud and also wondered if there is a font / typeface building programme. Not only for vector based font building / control of alphabet, width, kerning, leading etc. But also an app that places letters into a usable and typeable typeface? Can you suggest one if so? 

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Mar 06, 2020 Mar 06, 2020

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Mar 06, 2020 Mar 06, 2020

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If you are asking if there is any font creation software included with the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, the answer is no!

 

If you read this thread and other similar ones, you will find that (1) Fontlab is probably the best product out there for WYSIWYG font creation and editing and (2) creating and modifying fonts is not simple, regardless of the tools you have available to you.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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LEGEND ,
Jan 08, 2018 Jan 08, 2018

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If you want to create special letters and use them occasionally, you can make them as vectors in Illustrator. This is in fact how most type designers start, combining the shapes into a fonts later after worrying about typographic consistency, kerning, ligatures, baselines, oversetting, accents, encoding, hints, file formats, font families and many other highly expert concepts. Few people do this, the market is far too small for Adobe to enter.

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