June 20, 2003

Creating your own fonts

Font creation programs. Ever wanted to create your own fonts? Maybe fonts in your own handwriting? I do, so I ran a Google query for "font creation linux," (since we all know Linux is a true man's OS). And the first link was jam packed with info (link provided above). I guess just going out and buying Macromedia Fontographer is the easiest thing to do, but what fun is that? Really, I was just envious of Chris Pirillo's handwriting font (can only be seen in Internet Exploder) and just had to find out how he did it -- of course I could have shelled out the money to buy his tutorial at Lockergnome, but decided against it, since I could probably get the info free after searching Google. There are plenty of services out there that will take your handwriting (after you scan it in and send it to them) and create custom fonts for you, but again, what fun is in that? Now, it's time for me to learn more about this process.

Posted by johnvu at June 20, 2003 12:57 AM

Just found two programs that could very well do the trick: http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/ and http://pfaedit.sourceforge.net/ . In fact, pfaedit even has a tutorial!

Posted by: John on June 20, 2003 01:26 AM
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