A downloadable tool for Windows and Linux

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Calligro lets you generate custom fonts from images created in graphics software like Gimp, Photoshop, Aseprite and others.

The workflow is as follows:

  • generate a Calligro template (which is a .png image)
  • draw your characters on the template in any graphics editor
  • load the filled template back into Calligro and save a bitmap font

This tool is open source. You can find the source code on GitHub. We also maintain a web version at calligro.ideasalmanac.com. It has the same core feature but the offline version is a bit more convenient. 

Calligro generates fonts in the BMFont format. A lot of game engines and frameworks support it out of the box. This includes Godot, Phaser.js, LibGDX, Heaps.io, HaxeFlixel and others.

You can also generate non-monospace fonts but only Godot seems to support it.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

calligro-win-64.zip 77 MB
Version 1.0.2
calligro-linux.zip 74 MB
Version 1.0.2

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