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Depot Games: Allegro Font Editor

Current Version: 1.19b

Project Status: Completed

Highest Popularity: #5 during June 2007

Links: Web Site

Category: Utilities

Developers: miran

Ports: Windows

Source Code: Available

Author's Description: Allegro Font Editor is a simple bitmap editor specialized for editing bitmap fonts for Allegro. You can use it to create monochrome or coloured fonts from scratch or you can convert existing fonts into the font format used by the Grabber tool. Supports a lot of font formats including bitmap, BIOS, GRX, True Type and Type1 fonts. Source code is included.

Downloads

Name Comments Size Date
FontEd.zip Windows Binary & Source Code 716,576 05/29/2007 5:12 PM

What's New:

1.19b
just basic maintenance (no new features)

1.18
* fixed a little annoying bug that would make the font loader fail on colour fonts sometimes (thanks to Todd Cope for spotting the problem)
* added some example fonts
* binary compiled with the latest versions of MASkinG and Allegro

1.17
* recompiled with MASkinG v0.78beta for a better and slightly less buggy GUI

1.16
* recompiled with MASkinG v0.75 which has lots of bugfixes and new features compared to v0.70

1.15
* recompiled with MASkinG v0.70
* added glyph import and export functions
* added glyph preview in the character list

1.14
* fixed the function for resizing the currently selected charecter (you can now change the height as well as the width)
* added functions for changing the canvas size of both the currently selected character and all the characters in the font
* fixed the filter effects to resize the characters as needed
* updated the UI (most dialogs now have a cancel button)
* fixed a bug in the UI (the "show grid" checkbox would initially be on but the character editor wouldn show it)
* added a Linux makefile to the src package

1.13
* fixed a bug in the preview panel that would crash the program if the preview text contained only 1 character or non-ASCII characters were used
* changed the open dialog to also list Windows fonts
* added full support for fonts with a list of fixed sizes (i.e. Windows fonts)
* fixed a bug in the gradient function

1.12
* added Unicode support (a little buggy and not easy to use but it works for the most part)
* bugfix: resizing characters didn't work as expected
* bugfix: loading some TTF fonts didn't work

1.11
* fixed a bug in the cutout effect
* added a new effect: sine wave
* a couple of other small bugfixes

1.1
* changed the editor to work with 8 bit bitmaps only (the way
it is supposed to work)
* added a blur filter
* added a noise effect
* added a cutout effect
* some other minor changes and bugfixes
* wrote documentation!!!

1.05
* added a smoothing filter
* added an outline making tool
* added a line drawing tool
* added a floodfill tool
* added cut, copy and paste functions
* a couple of other small bugfixes and enhancments

1.04
* lots of little bugfixes
* added the gradient tool!

1.03
fixed the file selector (I think)

Screenshots
the editor
the editor
Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 9.1
  • 6It works great when it works, but it crashes very often.
  • 8Font importer took directories as valid fonts when I clicked them. To get the right size I had to import at twice the wanted size. It is excellent as it's probably one of the few editors to export to a bitmap font. Couldn't get the effects to work and had to resave the bitmaps to 24 depth. (not 256)
  • 8This is a very useful tool, and I've created a few bitmap fonts with it. It's easy to use. It misses a few features such as UNDO, keeping it from attaining perfection.
The Developer
miran
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