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Converting Font?

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Outlaw Graphics 92J, May 4, 2009.

  1. Outlaw Graphics 92J

    Outlaw Graphics 92J Member

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    I have a eps file of a complete font, with symbols and punctuation, and was wondering if there is any way to convert it to a TTF file and use it like a normal font? I am able to cut it as is, but would be easier obviously to have it as a font to work with rather than "clip art". Is this possable?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    Figure out coreldraws ttf export - you can do it, but it will probably take some work
     
  3. Jester1167

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    It will be a pain figuring out the kerning but it is possible with Corel. It would be cheaper just to buy the font if it's not a custom made font.
     
  4. Outlaw Graphics 92J

    Outlaw Graphics 92J Member

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    I would love to buy the font, but unfortunately it is no longer available. I dont have corel either, is there any other way? Someone was telling me about a program to create fonts, but didn't know what it was called. Anyone know anything about it?
     
  5. Rodi

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    Font Forge.

    What font BTW?
     
  6. J Hill Designs

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    fontographer also, I think
     
  7. Jester1167

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    I doubt that a font would no longer be available. There are alot of great font experts here. Give us the name and post a picture of it and I bet we can find it for you.
     
  8. conwaycopies

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    Yea Fontographer allows you to create fonts and specify all the parameters like kerning and such. Not sure how much it costs though.
     
  9. dbenec

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    I use an ancient version of fontographer on the mac. that's it's sole purpose is to take vector objects and make complete fontsets. It's a full blown program that you can specify kerning pairs, etc.

    here's the link to the newest version of the program

    http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontographer/
     
  10. dbenec

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    oops - a few people beat me to the fontographer post. there's the link to it anyway
     
  11. Outlaw Graphics 92J

    Outlaw Graphics 92J Member

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    The font is called Marker, It was on a Omega disk that is not available anymore, so I have been told by many people while trying to find this font, I have been looking for a year now with no luck. Anyone who knows anything about it tells me it isn't available anymore. I was sent the complete font in EPS form the other day and it is usable, but I would like to have it in a font form.
     
  12. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    post a sample. I know of at least three or four fonts that look like magic marker.. Is that like the one you are looking for?
     
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  14. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    Here's what marker looks like. I've made several quickie casual fonts with CorelDRAW. You just have to manually space them unless you have one of the font programs for kerning
     
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  15. J Hill Designs

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    My omega (1.56) has it...probably cant send it tho
     
  16. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    the font is still available, it's just a gerber font and isn't in a ttf format....i'd either have someone typeset what you need, or try one of the font generators mentioned above....
     
  17. Outlaw Graphics 92J

    Outlaw Graphics 92J Member

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    Here is a sample of the font.
     

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