Here’s a list of programs, ranging from free apps to paid software, that you can use to create fonts.
FontForge is a free and open source font editor brought to you by a community of fellow type lovers.
FontStruct is a free, font-building tool that let’s you easily create fonts using geometrical shapes.
Birdfont is a free font editor which lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, OTF and SVG fonts.
Calligraphr let’s you transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font.
Fontself Maker is an extension for Illustrator and Photoshop CC to quickly turn any lettering into OpenType fonts.
Glyphs Mini 2 is a compact Mac font editor for beginners. It is a slimmed-down version of the professional font editor Glyphs 2.
TypeTool 3 is a great option for beginning type designers wanting to get started on designing typefaces and creating or modifying fonts, without a major investment.
Glyphs 3 is a complete Mac font editor for pros & designers alike. It lets you create, produce and release font families, icon systems or just logos with ease and power.
FontLab 8 is an integrated font editor for Mac and Windows that helps you create fonts from start to finish, from a simple design to a complex project, and brings a spark of magic into type design.
Robofont is a fully featured font editor with all the tools required for drawing typeface and is a platform for building your own tools and extensions, and much more.