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is that a simple software that can convert a bitmap or gif into a ttf
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gikam earned 200 total points
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As I know there is no a direct bitmap to ttf converter. But u can do that in 2 steps:
1. Vectorize the bitmap to an EPS file. Using, say, Corel Trace.
2. Import the EPS file into a TTF font editor like Fontographer, and then save it as TTF.
and all is done.
If u find a direct converter from bitmap to TTF, please let me know. But I dont believe that since a bitmap represents a single character and the TTF file sores a set of characters, up to 65 thousand!
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by:chongkong
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i think fontlab say their product can import bitmap and export to ttf but i tried it got a error when i try to install the font
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I dont know Fontlab. Maybe. Anyway there are 2 steps: importing and then exporting.
Anyway TTF files are a little pretentious. A real TTF editor costs thousands bucks.
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by:chongkong
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about the Fontographer
is it from Macromedia?
and where can i download it (because i can't find a demo copy to download)
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about the Fontographer
is it from Macromedia?
and where can i download it (because i can't find a demo copy to download)
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Yes
Fontographer is not free, And I think there is no a demo version.
If you'd like to wait from some days, maybe I'll put a version on my site for you
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ok thanks
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by:gikam
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ok, what.
The kit I have is about 5 Megs, and I have to find it. Do u want it?

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what i mean is thanks for your help, i will look for a copy of fontographer myself
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You are welcome
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