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I've only ever designed two fonts, way back during my time at college. (One was called Pill Popper, which can still be downloaded off of 1001fonts.com)
Anyway, I designed these using some Windows program called FCP - Font Creator Program - which I think I bought online from about £20. It was okay, but given my lack of font design skills, I spent ages forming one character! I also didn't have much of a clue about how things should be spaced, kerned, etc...
I've been graphic designing for three years in book publishing - I want to get back into designing some fonts, even if it is only ever a hobby/personal work.
I need to know where to start. I know that Fontographer is available for OSX, which would set me back a few hundred quid. Or is there another option to creating fonts? Can I use Illustrator, or Photoshop? Or is there a better alternative to Fontographer?
Are there any suitable books for designing digital typefaces? Recommendations a must!
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