FontLab SigMaker 3

SigMaker 3 by FontLab

I love typography, fonts and all that jazz. In my time I’ve created a couple of rather pathetic-looking handwriting fonts, and compiled a couple of fonts for use with mahjong documents, but I’d love to create a good, professional-looking font. Maybe one day.

I’ve tried a few font creation applications including:

I currently have FontLab 4.6 and Font Creator Program 3 installed.

In the meantime FontLab SigMaker 3 looks quite useful for quickly creating customized fontlets (single-glyph fonts) in six simple steps.

This application allows you to turn any digital image, e.g. a scanned signature, corporate logo, or photograph (scanned or digital) into a font that can be used in any of your computer applications, e.g. word processor, DTP or graphics application.

You can download a demo (Win, 1.9 MB or Mac, 2.8 MB) or download the video tutorial (QuickTime, 6.9 MB).

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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