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Bas Vellekoop

line font for engraving that works with text along path


The title says it all :)


Working on a ring that is going to be laser-cut. On the ring i want to put some text.

The fonts I use all have double lines, so it is twice the cost.

Anybody knows a font thats free, single line, and works well with text along path?


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@Bas Vellekoop- a quick Google search for "engraving fonts single line" or "single stroke fonts free" brings up several options. Here is a link to one of the search results. HTH.


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yeah I know, but using it in text along path and then converting it to a polygon makes it double lined.

I tried to convert it to lines or 'ungrouping' it but this is not allowed.

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Hello, was a easy solution to this found? 

This by @DomC is fantastic, and has tons of uses beyond the one shown here, but also it does seem a medium complicated solution to a simple problem. 

Did anyone find a single line font that does convert to single lines not double lines? All the ones I have tried are result in double.


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If you have a Truetype Font, it has always two curves. Even it it called single line font. So direct converting a truetype font will result in two curves. What you could do, is to produce a font map like the above script in a software which integrates real vector fonts and export it to dxf/dwg. Import it in Vectorworks and modify it to the structure the marionette script needs to catch the characters.


I use that for exporting it to my little milling machine. 

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