Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

A GIMP script to extract glyphs for importing into fontforge or the like

By trial and error I found a way to extract glyphs from scanned printed matter (or rather a selection from such an image) and make the glyphs nice for inclusion in fontforge background layers, and I made the method into a script-fu for GIMP 2.4: http://crudfactory.com/extract-glyphs.scm

Most of the work is done by the ‘Alien Map’ plug-in (Color->Map->Alien Map), which I think was designed for making psychedelic pictures, and of which I don’t how it works. As I said, I found this method by simply trying things to see what would happen.
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