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    Scanahand is a new product from High-Logic. It makes it easy to create Windows Truetype fonts from your handwriting. Print the template, fill it in, run it through Scanahand, and save your font.

    Read my review and download the free trial version.

    Learning how to fill in the template may take more than five minutes, but once you know how, it really does take only five minutes to create a font — assuming that your handwriting is worth making into a font that is.
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    Updated my review for Scanahand 2.0, which has just been released.

    The Standard Edition adds font support for German, French, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Estonian, Faeroese, Frisian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Albanian, and Esperanto.

    The Premium Edition allows the use of custom templates to create multilingual fonts with all kinds of symbols, and symbol fonts.

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    Updated my review for Scanahand 4.0, which was just released.

    If you are artistic and want to create fonts, but don't have much knowledge about font editing, Scanahand is an easy way to get started.

    However, its not suitable for creating cursive fonts — something like Comic Sans or Arial is no problem, and even something like Uncial would probably work OK, but if you want to produce a font like Embassy Script or American Wedding Text, then you need FontCreator to get the letter-spacing right.

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    Updated my review for Scanahand 5.0, which was just released.


    • Improved font generation
    • Option to adjust metrics
    • Personalize font settings
    • Improved scanner support

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