i’m new to typography I wanted to start creating my own fonts, so I don’t have to either download or buy fonts. I know you can do that in illustrator, but how do you it?
You can’t really build fonts in Illustrator — just individual letters.
Downloading and buying fonts is a whole lot faster than making them. Making a good font is really quite difficult and time-consuming.
There’s a free open-source font creator called Font Forge. I use a Macintosh application called Glyphs, but I also use an application that’s available for both Macs and Windows called FontLab.