With ScanFont, you can turn graphics into fonts. Any bitmap image or outline illustration can be quickly converted into a fully-workable TrueType, Type 1 or OpenType font.
ScanFont 5 works as a plugin for one of the following font editors: FontLab Studio 5, TypeTool 3 or the upcoming AsiaFont Studio 5.
NEW! Version 5.0 (Nov 2007)
Support for grayscale and color — from simple black-and-white to 32-bit color with smooth transparency
Direct import of EPS graphics — assists you in turning your Adobe Illustrator drawings into a font
Export of .vfb format fonts — for use in any font editor by Fontlab Ltd.
Transformations and filters — from Pencil to Gaussian blur
Advanced image-split algorithms — from Table to Book Smart
Direct import of most image formats, including EPS, GIF, JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG and (on Mac OS X) PDF
Read the ScanFont 5 announcement.
Turn graphics into fonts. Version 5.0 for Mac and Windows.
Put a signature, logo or symbol into a font
Turn someone's handwriting into a font
Convert old print lettering or letterhead into modern electronic format
Create symbol fonts
Six simple steps
Step 1. Open any bitmap image or a vector illustration — EPS, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, directly from a scanner, on Mac OS X also PDF
Step 2. Improve and adjust the image using transformations, filters and effects — remove background, adjust brightness/contrast and hue/saturation, rotate, sharpen, remove noise, blur
Step 3. Automatically separate the image into single character shapes — using several presets and customizable precision
Step 4. Adjust character baselines and remove any unwanted shapes
Step 5. Export the character shapes into an outline font editor — using a fine-tuneable autotracer, optimized for font creation
Step 6. Finalize and generate a Type 1, TrueType or OpenType font — using TypeTool, FontLab Studio or AsiaFont Studio