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air2gnd
11-03-2012, 08:05 AM
I am using f-engrave, it is exactly what I am looking for. My problem is that, I would to convert the ttf fonts to cxf, because need thin line fonts. Will this convert do that or am I wasting my time? I am engraving fonts that are .200 high and the material is plexiglass. Also is it possible to alter the text spacing in a 3 line engrave, I would like to separate the lines further apart.
thanks

scorch
11-03-2012, 02:23 PM
@air2gnd

Yes, ttf2cxf will work converting TTF fonts to CXF for use with F-Engrave. In fact F-Engrave is distributed with a modified version of that program (ttf2cxf_stream). The modification allows f-engrave to convert the TTF fonts to CXF on the fly (so as the use you can just select a TTF font and use it in F-Engrave). If you are using the windows executable distribution of F-Engrave this will all work with not additional setup. If you are working under Linux you will need to install the ttf2cxf_stream program. F-Engrave Setup (http://home.comcast.net/~sskroch/Fengrave/fengrave_setup.html)

Additionally if you are looking to just engrave single line fonts you might want to download these stick fonts: CamBam_Fonts (http://www.mrrace.com/CamBam_Fonts/) and Q-CAD Fonts (http://www.mediafire.com/?qmxdu9l3t1qymm8)

You also asked about text spacing to separate the lines. There is a Line Spacing option on the main window. Is that what you were looking for?

Good Luck,
Scorch

air2gnd
11-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Thank you

mmcp42
11-05-2012, 03:58 AM
@air2gnd

Yes, ttf2cxf will work converting TTF fonts to CXF for use with F-Engrave. In fact F-Engrave is distributed with a modified version of that program (ttf2cxf_stream). The modification allows f-engrave to convert the TTF fonts to CXF on the fly (so as the use you can just select a TTF font and use it in F-Engrave). If you are using the windows executable distribution of F-Engrave this will all work with not additional setup. If you are working under Linux you will need to install the ttf2cxf_stream program. F-Engrave Setup (http://home.comcast.net/~sskroch/Fengrave/fengrave_setup.html)

Additionally if you are looking to just engrave single line fonts you might want to download these stick fonts: CamBam_Fonts (http://www.mrrace.com/CamBam_Fonts/) and Q-CAD Fonts (http://www.mediafire.com/?qmxdu9l3t1qymm8)

You also asked about text spacing to separate the lines. There is a Line Spacing option on the main window. Is that what you were looking for?

Good Luck,
Scorch

my fonts seem to be in c:\fengrave\fonts
just copied the contents of zip there
all worked a treat!

air2gnd
11-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Just what the doctor ordered.
Thanks