Converting a logo to a font
February 28, 2008 6:18 AM   Subscribe

What software do I need to convert a company logo (including design element) into a True Type Font?

Googling turns up a lot of people who want to do it for me, but I'd like to do it myself.
posted by punkfloyd to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can't just paste it into a font editor (such as FontCreator (no recommendation))? I think I did something similar at a past job.. Our company logo-font only had three characters.. lowercase p, uppercase P, and i (different formats of the logo). Everything else was blank.
posted by SirStan at 6:23 AM on February 28, 2008


The reason there are more services than software is that there really are only a few editors that will do it right. Fonts are volatile little pieces of code and a trained hand and proper tools are required to create something that won't muck up your software or system.

The cheapest way to do it right is send it to a company like FontShop.

The cheapest way to do it right and by yourself is TypeTool.
posted by Typographica at 9:12 AM on February 28, 2008


If you already have CorelDraw, you have the software.

Do a Google search "CorelDraw make fonts"
posted by Marky at 9:45 AM on February 28, 2008


I kind of did it in FontCreator (trial version). Need to do some tweaks.
Thanks for the offer Matt.
posted by punkfloyd at 10:26 AM on February 28, 2008


why would you need to do this?! i think there must be a much better way you're overlooking to accomplish your end goal. what are your usage plans for the font that you want to make?
posted by white light at 10:28 AM on February 28, 2008


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