I sometimes come upon a website where I realize that I just stumbled upon a gem. My excitement is even bigger when I have not read about it before on the Internet knowing very well that I will soon write an article about that website or service offered. FontStruct is such a gem, a hidden one because I have not heard of it before and did not read about it on all those popular news sites.
You can basically do two things at FontStruct. The first and probably most exciting function is to create your own font set and share it with other users on the website and Internet. I really thought I would never say that but it's actually fun to create your own font. Besides that it's easy as pie to do it. You can select a letter set at the bottom, say Latin, Greek, Arabic or Hebrew and work your way through the letters, numbers and special characters until you are finished. You can always take a look at the results so far and correct any mistake that you might have made.
It does take some time if you consider that you have to create more than 80 characters for the Basic Latin font set alone but as I said it is well worth it and fun. A set of tools is available that should be known from image editors, you can copy and erase pixels, draw lines or rectangles and use special shaped pixels that are available in the left pane.
The second great function is the ability to share and download fonts from the website. Since the website is more or less unknown only 46 fonts are available right now, some of them however are fantastic. The website offers the typical community based functions like commenting and rating fonts or user avatars.
FontStruct is great fun combined with great value, what else could you want ?
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