Sorry for digging an old topic, but I think itís a very interesting one.
More often than not, people like to stick the Ibanez logo on their builds but to me it seems more offending than using your own name, because these builds are not real Ibanez. I can understand why people would like to make themselves something as accurate as possible though, but not for the logo, I mean, itís your chance to sign your masterpiece !
Iíve started doing a font for my own needs, but as the post above states it, I probably should not release it in the open. I certainly wouldnít think of making money out of it, would be more inclined to release it under Creative Commons license, but then again, I donít think it would be right considering my artwork is loosely based on a proprietary design. I may contact Ibanez for that once Iím done though.
Anyway, hereís the way Iím doing :
- create the letters in inkscape. Itís just like illustrator, except itís open-source and use an open format (SVG). The good thing about that is that it is interoperable with other softwares such asÖ font creation tools !
- Iím using fontforge and import the svg files. I set the letters so that they join at some point. It might not be possible to join all letters together in a clean way everytime, but I think Iíll try to do as many letter combos as I can using statistics on the most common digrams in the english language.
The reason Iím doing all this is because each of my projects will have a different name on it, and Iíve not yet decided what it will be