Softy allows you to create and update TrueType and bitmap fonts. It runs under Windows (3.1, 95, 98, NT), and requires a 386 or better. Supported bitmap font formats are at present Windows FON and FNT, and LaserJet SFP and SFL soft fonts.
This page hosts the latest version and provides general support information on Softy.
If you come across any bugs not listed below (in any version) or have any questions about Softy which don't seem to be covered by the FAQ below or the Softy Help, email me
Softy is Shareware. You are free to evaluate the software for 30 days. If you continue to use Softy after that, please register it.
To register Softy:
Mail a cheque - 15 pounds sterling ( preferred ) or US $25 payable to 'L. Emmett' to:
180 London Road,
Buckinghamshire HP22 5LE
I am also happy to accept the cash equivalent amount in any convertible currency.
I will normally keep one or two versions available for download, the 'latest' version and a 'fallback' for a time after uploading a new version.
The latest version is 1.07b. This version fixes bugs listed for version 107a. Download sfty107b.zip (164Kb).
The current fallback is 1.07. Download sfty107.zip (150Kb).
A later version is available on request from registered users only. This fixes the 107b bugs, and adds the following features :
FAQ and Step-by-Step Guides
Enhancement Wish list
BUGS - known errors by version
How Softy started... I play Bass in the Ellesborough Silver Band. My eyesight isn't too good, and some of the music isn't that clear, so I wrote a notation program to print legible copies. This turned out to need a custom font. I looked for a shareware Font Editor and couldn't find one...
Now you've created your font, see what it looks like in 3D!