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How do i create a typeface?


#1
Hi guys, so I'm wondering, i create a nice looking typeface/font in illustrator, where do i go from there so that folk can use it? What do you use to convert it into an actually usable typeface?! Never done it before, feel i should at least try, and i have a personal project I'd like to do it for rather than use an existing font....

Cheers!
 
#3
Hehe yeah i downloaded a trial of one called fontographer but i was kinda wondering if there is one seen as the "industry standard"

Edit: and oddly, all the ones i seem to click on have awfully designed websites which leads me to think i haven't found a good one yet, i mean, if they can't even be bothered with a decent website, it doesn't say much for their software does it? I know i know, shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I'm a designer! These things matter lol!
 
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#4
I was editing my previous post to say I’d remembered and it was Fontographer :)

I think (not sure though) that it used to be made by Macromedia? As for industry standard don’t know I’m afraid.
 
#6
Fontographer was excellent. Shame Adobe killed it when they bought macromedia.

Fontlab Studio is indeed what you're after. It ain't easy though.