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  • #2
    Re: Lettering with computer true-type fonts

    I've used the expanded fonts from AutoCad, but that's haeck of an expensive lettering program!

    I purchased an IntelliCad program that interfaces pretty flawlessly for around 30 bucks, but haven't had a chance to try the fonts there.

    One of the other CAD programs may well have a good font source. Just a suggestion.

    Al

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    • #3
      Re: Lettering with computer true-type fonts

      Yvan, Take a look at W.F.(Bill) Judt website, he puts alot of lettering on his relief carvings and on one section he goes into an explanation on his lettering method, uses a computer to print out letters, then transfers them on to the piece, his site is www.wwwoodcarver.com Good luck with your project. Bill in NY

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      • #4
        Re: Lettering with computer true-type fonts

        On his web site, look at the section on 'The Prodigal Son' he goes into 'Text Lettering' and carving on this piece. Good Luck and I hope this helps a little for you. Bill in NY

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        • #5
          Re: Lettering with computer true-type fonts

          Ihave done two name plaques, I used Helenistic on one, and Tahoma on the other. I did it primitively. I printed out the name, used spray adhesive to apply it to the wood, then routed the letters out. I then finished it up with chisels for that hand crafted look. I liked the helenistic the best. Honestly though I dont know what 'computer-true type' means, so I hope I answered your question.
          I Cut It Six Times And It's Still Too Short!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Lettering with computer true-type fonts

            Yvan,

            I know I have the type of font you're looking for somewhere, I'll keep trying to find it.

            In the meantime, why don't you check out www.xara.com. They have a trial version of XaraX that you can download. I tried it out and it is fantastic and easy to use. All you do is type you word(s) and then using the chamfering tool, you can drag off a chamfer as big as you want. You can also shape your text in an arc if you need to. It's really cool.

            I've also done a similar thing in Adobe Illustrator but if you don't have it, XaraX is a cheap alternative.

            I'll get back to you if and when I find a TT font.

            Chris.
            Safety first

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            • #7
              Re: Lettering with computer true-type fonts

              I get all the different fonts from my American Greeting Card program.Make them any size and print it out.I use it also to resize patterns to the size I need.

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