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    Hello all!! I have been using linux for a few months now. I got tired of Vista. I am jumping in and asking questions already. I need an opensource program that will let me turn my writing into fonts. Does anyone know of a good program for that?? I do a lot of digital scrapbooking stuff and would love to turn writing into fonts. Any and all help will be appreciated. I am still in the learning phase of Linux, so I need something easy to understand and basic to install. Also, forgive me for using bad words here, but my laptop still uses windows and I would like a program that will work with windows, too. I need my photoshop for some things so I have to keep two different OS!!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm not totally sure that I understand what you are looking for so can't offer up any specific applications, but you can check LinuxAppFinder.com for some application options that might work for you.

    You can take a look at GIMP as a potential and eventual replacement for Photoshop. Other options would be to dual-boot as you suggested above, and you can take a look at WINE, as it might work with some Windows apps if you want to run them under Linux.

    Best of luck with your efforts.
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    Are you looking for hand writing recognition for Linux ... ie you have a Tablet ?

    If so, look at Xournal.



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    I have a tablet for my laptop. I would be drawing out my own font or digbat alpha. I would need a program that woud then turn it into a font file. I am sorry if I was unclear at first. I can be like that at times!!

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    The only thing I can think of would be Cellwriter, that may come close to what you are describing ... though I am still not exactly clear on what you want to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dxqcanada View Post
    The only thing I can think of would be Cellwriter, that may come close to what you are describing ... though I am still not exactly clear on what you want to do.
    Cellwriter is a handwriting recognition program. What I was reading is that he wants something that can take his calligraphic input, and turn it into fonts / font files that the Xorg can use for general display purposes. Different sort of beast.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Maybe check out FontForge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNU-Fan View Post
    Maybe check out FontForge.
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    That looks like what he is searching for, though I have no idea how well it works. My calligraphic skills are third grade level at best, as are my drawing skills. I do well, sort of, with stick figures. However, if you ask me to a hot jazz jam session, I'm your guy!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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