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Single line handwriting font resources and software

To be able to use our single line handwriting fonts you will need suitable software.

We have worked with Evil Mad Scientist, makers of the AxiDraw pen plotter, to provide an ideal handwriting font solution for use with the AxiDraw. Our fonts can be used with other pen plotters as well, although the exact process will depend on the software and workflows that you use.

About Single Line Font Software

Inkscape
Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, and Xara X. Inkscape is the most commonly used interface for driving the AxiDraw.
Inkscape Website

Hershey Text
Hershey Text is an Inkscape extension for rendering text with single-line fonts. The current version (Hershey Text v 3.0) works with our single-line fonts and is included with the AxiDraw software. You can also download Hershey Text and its PDF user guide here.
Hershey Text User Guide & Download Link

Hershey Advanced
Hershey Advanced is an upgraded version of Hershey Text, and allows additional character variation options, suitable for printed handwriting style fonts. AxiDraw Merge offers that and support for mail merge operations. Hershey Advanced and AxiDraw Merge are commercial software packages, available at no cost to AxiDraw owners. Contact Evil Mad Scientist for more information.

Using our single-line fonts with other plotters
We supply a single-line SVG stroke font, a single-line TrueType (TTF) stroke font, and a regular TrueType (TTF) outline font version of each typeface. Whether or not these fonts will work with your particular software and plotter is generally a matter of which font formats your software and hardware support. Check with your plotter manufacturer in cases of doubt

Single Line Font Resources

A compendium of information about single stroke fonts
The AxiDraw Pen Plotter

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