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Custom Fonts from Any Image or Logo

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Platforms: Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS X 10.3+
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Pop quiz! Say you want to include a customized signature or graphic in your document, how would you go about it? I've always inserted a graphic file into the document, then had to deal with all of the layout and formatting problems that resulted, not to mention the increased file size of the document. The results were never pretty. Today, thankfully, there is an easier, more elegant way.

SigMaker turns any image, logo, or signature into a font glyph that's easily inserted into your documents with a simple keystroke combination. Once you've added your custom image, it's available to all of your word processing and graphics applications that use the OpenType and TrueType fonts that are installed on your computer.

Adding custom images, logos, and signatures is easy in SigMaker, and only takes six steps. You can choose to add customized images to an existing font, or create your own freestanding font glyph. Either way, you use SigMaker to tweak the image to your liking, save it to a keystroke combination, and you're done! There's even support for Adobe InDesign-compatible SING glyphlets, so you can use customized images to extend Asian font sets!

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Mac Version ($29.95)
Windows Version ($29.95)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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Louis H As best as I can tell, (from the vendor's website) the last update for this was in May of 2008. Is that correct? Has it been verified to work with Windows 7 64 bit systems? Is a new version coming out soon? Or later this year?
May 3 2011 at 5:55pm Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to kind of vectorize the important images, so they would work well together with all sizes of fonts?

How does it looks like if they are integrated into an existing font and the size of a text is beinng increased or decreased. Are the 'image-chars' enlarged/shrinked too?
May 3 2011 at 6:03pm Copy Link
Cathy Gould Please,

How is this different from Windows 7 Private Character Editor (PCE)?

May 3 2011 at 7:49pm Copy Link
Ted Harrison Yes, SigMaker was last updated in 2008. It still works great (on Win7 64-bit, too) and there are no plans to update it in the near future.

SigMaker works by vectorizing (autotracing) bitmap images and turning them into glyphs in a font. The new glyphs scale just like all the other glyphs in the font.

SigMaker is much more powerful than Win7 PCE. Take a look at the specs at

Ted H
FontLab Ltd. - May 4 2011 at 12:42pm Copy Link
Cathy Gould Thanks!
May 4 2011 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Louis H Thank you, Ted! No need to "fix" something if it ain't broke, eh? :-)

Mostly wanted to make sure it would work with Win 7 64 bit before giving it a trial run.
May 4 2011 at 4:33pm Copy Link
Richard Andersen Deleted (found the answer myself)
May 5 2011 at 11:36pm Copy Link
Pat Weber Quick question - have not been able to find the answer on the site - Can the fontlet be distributed to other users, e.g., a company logo?
May 6 2011 at 2:05am Copy Link
Michael K That's a really important question Pat and I eagerly await the answer from the vedor to your question.

And, if a fontlet can be distributed and used by others, how is it done?
May 6 2011 at 2:44am Copy Link
Pat Weber I must assume that, if the software outputs to OpenType or ttf, it would be distributed like any other font...

Only an assumption, though.
May 6 2011 at 3:39am Copy Link
Michael K There is a nice instructional video on the vendor's website that answered all my questions and I'm happy to buy this neat piece of software.
Thanks BitsDuJour for bringing it to our attention as a daily offering.
May 6 2011 at 4:02am Copy Link
Pat Weber Indeed, it is very informative. Purchasing now. Thanks for pointing that out, Michael!
May 6 2011 at 4:49am Copy Link
Ted Harrison Yes, any fontlet or SING font can be distributed. It's just like making a new font of your own. And it's just a file like any other font file.
FontLab Ltd. - May 6 2011 at 6:10am Copy Link
J C Warning -it requires you install Rosetta.Had I known that I wouldn't have bought it.
May 6 2011 at 2:23pm Copy Link
_*_ JC, what is Rosetta exactly?
May 6 2011 at 3:08pm Copy Link
Louis H It is something related to Intel-based Mac users...
May 6 2011 at 3:17pm Copy Link
Ted Harrison Rosetta is an Apple OS module that allows some software to run on both Mac Intel and Mac PPC computers.
FontLab Ltd. - May 6 2011 at 3:22pm Copy Link

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