[ILUG] Home-Made fonts?
laur.ivan at corvil.com
Fri Dec 14 15:54:54 GMT 2001
afaik, the easiest way to make fonts is TTF's... in windoze :) I remember there
were a couple of shareware/freeware tools (rough) to make fonts (TTF). They might
work with wine tho :)
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 03:19:47PM +0000, John Gay mentioned:
> > I've just had a quick google for this subject but can not find anything that
> > tells you 'how' to make your own fonts, just how to install existing fonts. I
> > know that at least one person on this list has created his own fonts. My
> > daughter has designed herown font-set by hand and would like to be able to
> > use it in Linux and ,God forbid, Windows. I've explained this is not a simple
> > undertaking, but she has set out the full alphabet and numerals so I thought
> > the least I could do was to see what I could find for her.
> > If anyone has some tips, ideas or even beter a pointer to a how-to or
> > instructions to send her way @
> > michiegan at eircom.net
> > or through me we would be very greatful.
> I made my own (bitmap) font a while back, with "xmbdfed". It'll let
> you painstakingly make a BDF file, which can be converted into one of X's
> own fonts (with /usr/X11R6/bin/bdftopcf).
> For making scalable vector fonts, I think you are talking big money.
>  Kate's font, viewable & downloadable from; http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~valen/
>  http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/xmbdfed.html
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