Font Industry (字体工业) makes big charset font creation easier. The program converts a scanned in grid sheet, containing a lot of glyphs, into a bitmap font. The glyphs will be automatically indexed by Unicode or with a user-selected charset order. The bitmap font can then be converted to an outline font like TTF or OpenType font.
TYM (Typo Manager) is software for managing fonts in formats like .OTF (OpenType), .TTF (TrueType), and .PFA/.PFB (Typo1). It allows you to add or "link" fonts, activate or deactivate them, and delete them. It also handles the "group font" function and stores several fonts inside one file.
FONTpage is a utility for viewing, managing, and generating images of fonts. It can install and delete per-user fonts as well as (when run as root) system-wide fonts. It displays fonts, has a full alpha-numeric popup window, and allows you to change the font size and color, background color, font face, bold, and italics. It also has the ability to input the text to be displayed, which you can choose to save as a PNG file. It is handy to view fonts and styles quickly, or to make "logo" graphics. And naturally, it is a simple way to try out fonts without dipping into the command line. The source code as well as Slackware packages are available.
Net-Fu is a DHTML implementation of the classic GIMP NET-FU interface. It uses the GNU Image Manipulation Program and Xvfb to produce a wide variety of royalty-free custom and semi-custom graphics, logos, and clip art of various sorts. You simply select a style of logo from such choices as "neon", "chrome", and "crystal", specify parameters such as text string, typeface, size, and colors, and your logo is returned without further ado.
QuesoGLC is a free implementation of the OpenGL Character Renderer. The OpenGL Character Renderer (GLC) is a state machine that provides OpenGL programs with character rendering services including scale and rotate text and draw text using lines, filled triangles, or bitmaps. QuesoGLC is based on the FreeType library, provides Unicode support, and is designed to be easily ported to any platform that supports both FreeType and the OpenGL API.
Opcion Font Viewer is a Java application that allows you to view both installed and uninstalled TrueType fonts on Windows, Linux, Unix, or Mac OS. Unlike the default font viewers supplied with most operating systems, it allows you to view many fonts at a time, giving you the power to set the sample text shown and font style. This makes it easy to choose the best font to use for graphics and multimedia project.