Scanahand Review

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Scanahand Review

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This is my review of Scanahand 1.0.

It is not linked to from the rest of my reviews yet. I welcome some feedback, if there are any typos or bloopers.
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What an excellent exposition. And how I agree. I did not find anything which needs changing.

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I agree 100% with Joe! Great job!
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Thanks for the positive remarks. Now linked to my other review pages.
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Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:This is my review of Scanahand 1.0.

It is not linked to from the rest of my reviews yet. I welcome some feedback, if there are any typos or bloopers.
Great review and lots of nice other stuff at your site as well. Wish me luck I am just getting started but doing all the reading first..to help ensure my success..thank you for sharing..Joanne
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala »

My Scanahand Review page has now been updated for version 2.0.

Check out the new template editor and start making fonts with accents for English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Estonian, Faeroese, Frisian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Albanian, and Esperanto:

Make Symbol fonts or multilingual fonts with Greek, Cyrillic, Latin Extended characters, Currency Symbols, etc., using the Premium Edition.
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I finally got around to updating my Scanhand Review page for version 3.1 on my new site. I hadn't realised that I updated it on my NTL page, but not on my www.softerviews.org site.

I welcome comments from users who use Scanhand more than I do. Since I have FontCreator, I tend to use that more.
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Updated My Review Page with the latest version updates.
  • Both 32 and 64 bit editions:
  • Improved left and right side bearing calculation:
  • New icon set:
  • Improved High DPI / Large Fonts support:
  • Improved scanner support: (now uses Windows Image Acquisition Library instead of our own way through Twain)
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I updated my Review Page for Scanahand 7.0.

The new automatic kerning feature makes it easy to produce a good quality font in record time.
  • Fill in the template using a pen or a stylus in a graphics application
  • Load the template
  • Generate the font
  • Adjust the font metrics optically
  • Add kerning pairs
I reckon a skilled cartoonist could soon get the process down to five or ten minutes.
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Nice, especially how you show a preview of the generated font, with or without kerning.
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