|Native TrueType Tools|
There's an important distinction between tools that edit TrueType fonts natively and those that don't. All the tools on this page edit natively, that is, they expose the actual data found in the TrueType file to the the user, rather than first converting it into a proprietary or otherwise different format.|
Apple have a TrueType tools page where you can download their outline editor (RoyalT), a general table editor (TrueEdit, which handles standard and GX tables), a utility to convert multiple master fonts into GX fonts (GXifier), and several other tools.
See also Other Tools for TrueType fonts at this site.
Outline and hint editorsFontLab 3.0
The excellent font editor from St. Petersburg, Russia. The latest version can import and export TrueType fonts without damaging the outlines or removing the hints. It has its own visual interface for hint editing. Essentially these represent a subset of TrueType's hinting language: hinting in native TrueType code is not possible in FontLab. Certain aspects of the font (such as glyph numbering) are changed however, so dedicated TrueType nerds won't be able to integrate it smoothly with their other tools.
Hinting toolsVisual TrueType
This is the new hinting tool from Microsoft. Based on TypeMan (see below), it will be licensed to approved font people.
An excellent tool for dumping the contents of TrueType files to a human-readable text file, given away by Microsoft. The latest version works on all standard TrueType tables and the TrueType Open tables, but not GX tables. It's a DOS command-line utility.
TTFGASP by kewei
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