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Author Topic: DONE: Font Creator  (Read 4285 times)

Mizraim

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DONE: Font Creator
« on: September 08, 2006, 03:34:46 PM »
I don't know anything about coding, programming or if this is even possible, but can you make a simple program that lets you draw and choose the letter you would like to represent?
« Last Edit: September 25, 2006, 02:27:34 PM by brotherS »

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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 05:13:27 PM »
There are font creator that start like that but to create a good font you need to far beyond the just drawing of characters.  There is a lot of additional characterisitcs that must be defined for a font to look good when scaled, when certain characters are next to each other, when made bold or italics, and others.

Basically, creating a font is a very complicated, time consuming process.  Of course when I say this I'm talking about creating a professional, flexible font.

Font Creator:
http://www.high-logic.com/fcp.html

Font Manager:
http://www.cfontpro.com

Some good font resources:
http://www.cfontpro.com/resources.asp

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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 05:16:55 PM »
Thank you for the leads. I do understand that much more goes into it than simply drawing it, but I wanted something simple.  :)  Again, thanks.

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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 05:18:08 PM »
I note we are actually running a discount/giveaway on a font creation program this month, Font Creator Pro:
http://www.high-logi...com/fontcreator.html

See discount and giveaway drawing form here (must be a donating member of site):
http://www.donationc.../Specials/index.html

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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 05:30:08 PM »
I plan on donating later this month. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 06:04:34 PM »
I saw a free Microsoft program, My Font Tool, listed on Road to Know Where!. It might be something like what you're looking for.

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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2006, 04:18:23 PM »
I saw a free Microsoft program, My Font Tool, listed on Road to Know Where!. It might be something like what you're looking for.

That seems to be for Tablet PCs.


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Re: Font Creator
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2006, 06:36:01 PM »
Very possibly, I haven't tried it myself, just remembered seeing it. I wonder if Mizraim is still around?