BirdFont is an open source and cross platform Font creator and editor. BirdFont has both free and paid versions. If you design fonts then you should give BirdFont a try. It's easy to install and use in Linux distributions.
BirdFont is an easy to use font creator and editor. It can create and edit TTF, EOT and SVG fonts. I am not a designer or font creator but I found it easy to use. Just select the letter you want to create and there you go.
BirdFont can be easily installed in Linux distributions. It is available in default repository. You can use your package manager to install BirdFont.
The Ubuntu and other derivatives OS already has BirdFont in the default repository. So you can directly use the command 'sudo apt-get install birdfont' to install it. But if you can't then use add the following ppa to install BirdFont.
If you are using any other Linux distribution other than Ubuntu or Debian then you can use the default package manager to install BirdFont.