scanhand Can be used for Chinese font scanning production?

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scanhand Can be used for Chinese font scanning production?

Postby wwwwzf » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:23 am

scanhand Can be used for Chinese font scanning production?

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Re: scanhand Can be used for Chinese font scanning production?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:49 am

I don't think it would be practical.

Chinese fonts are very large and require many composite glyphs to efficiently reuse glyph outlines. A composite glyph is a letter like à, á, ä, ã or å. The base glyph a is reused multiple times in the same font.

Scanahand cannot create composite glyphs.

It's not difficult to import scanned glyphs into FontCreator. A convenient method is to copy/paste glyphs one at a time from a scanned page of many glyphs. See Scanning an Entire Alphabet
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