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    Help A tutorial Request [font creation]

    Some people have mentioned that one can do font creation with Inkscape and fontforge... I know the tut would probably be huge... but my google-fu and other searching has failed me... so would someone who knows anything about this be willing to explain?

    And yes I've tried plodding through it on my own... and I'm quite lost...
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    I found this on the font forge site.

    http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/importexample.html

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    Ooo, now I gotta get Font Forge Thanks, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Ooo, now I gotta get Font Forge Thanks, man.
    I did make my own font a while back but I lost the GFX file that it was in. Plus it was very techy anyway.

    However, it would be neat to make a map with 100% original content (textures, colors, icons, fonts, etc) That would be an interesting challenge!

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    I think that would throw most of us out I'm not averse to using a pattern here n there but I tried making a font twice; my handwriting is illegible to begin with so that one died and never got past the letter F on the second one. That would be an awesome challenge, though.
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    Whoa... there's an Open Source Font Maker? How did I not learn this when I was looking for.... An Open Source Font Maker? My google-fu is weak

    But now that this knowledge has been revealed to me, how wonderful it is!
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    Here is another one
    http://www.cr8software.net/typelight.html

    anotehr web based one (need to sign up to use)
    http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructor/edit/211721

    maybe we should start a thread in the software forum
    Last edited by WidowMakers; 08-10-2009 at 09:11 PM.

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