Who to contact about creating new characters in a font


Hey there guys,

I use the Polsku font for my musical artist brand. I’ve used it for so long now that it’s become an intrinsic part of my brand.

It was created in 2010 (http://osp.kitchen/foundry/polsku/tree/master/sources/Polsku.sfd#project-detail-files). As much as I love the font, one issue is that it does not have any numbers, i.e. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/polsku). It also does not have ?!:;£#$%*()/and, +-, or =.

As I'm new to the typography world, who could I contact about creating these characters in this font? Or is there a software for it? I contacted the guy who created the font but he says he can't do it and that I should ask on here. He did clarify that "Polsku is a free and open source typeface so you or the designer you’ll hire have the right to add, modify and distribute the typeface".

Thanks ❤️


  • Tural Alisoy
    If you have experience, you can add using programs like Glyphs or Fontlab. 
  • John Hudson
    John Hudson Posts: 3,060
    edited January 2023
    Since this is a libre font released under the Open Font License, anyone could do this work. The source for the font in the repo you linked to is in the format used by FontForge, which is an open source font editing tool. It would also be possible to port the project to another tool such as FontLab, Glyphs, etc. relatively easily.
  • Yves Michel
    As John mentions, anyone could do this with those tools, provided they have a good knowledge of the software and a certain skill.
    I had a quick look at the font. It's true it's basic but there are some mistakes: the line spacing is too narrow, the commaaccent is confused with the cedilla, etc...
    So, it's not only the creation of the missing characters but a little more work.
    Hope you'll find somebody to do the job.