Floundering at font founderying
March 11, 2009 9:38 AM Subscribe
How do I turn my Illustrator-drawn custom font into a real computer font I can use on Mac and Windows (Adobe) software?
posted by metajc to media & arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We have a logo that a designer made for us long ago but shortly before escaping to another dimension. Unfo, folks around here like to have stuff we create "match" the logo. I've recreated an entire alphabet and common symbols (!@#$%^&*()) in Illustrator based on two fonts (Arial MT and Antennae) but I'm getting tired of assembling words in Illustrator and copying that into Photoshop ... so now I'm trying to pick what I think is called a "font foundry" from the scads of software downloads in Google so that I can export a custom font for type tool use in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Assuming that I'm capable, what software would you recommend for my task? Reasons why?
(Please forgive me for butchering type terminology.)