Creating Font files .ttf with Illustrator.

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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If I have an entire font in images or vector files, is it possible to use Illustrator to create a font file that can be used on other systems? 

What Adobe product do I need to use to create a .ttf file if I cannot use Illustrator? 

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Tim,

 

There is this for CC,
http://www.fontself.com/


or you can aim higher with Fontographer, or FontLab,
https://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontographer/

 

and you can find free font creation software out there.

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If your needs are pretty straight forward, I second the Fontself recommendation. Inexpensive with free updates. 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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If you decide you want a higher-level font editor, and you use MacOS, there's also Glyphs (commercial software).

- Mark

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Ideally, you'd use dedicated font editing software for that.

If you search "font export plugin for Illustrator" you may find something that suits your needs.

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If you want to use images (pixels) in your font, you will probably have to go into the font software specifications if they can do that.

 

There is a version of Fontself for Photoshop which can do it.

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https://makeitcenter.adobe.com/en/blog/how-to-make-your-own-font.html

I've wasted a good few hours doing this... but easy, and free...

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