Scanahand Comparison Chart

Scanahand Premium Edition incorporates all features available in the Standard Edition and also includes several additional features.

Standard Edition Premium Edition
Price (Single user license)
License Restrictions
Can be used for commercial purposes Yes Yes
Font Generation Process
Print and scan templatesScanahand is designed for speed and simplicity. With a printer and a scanner (and a suitable pen) you'll be able to create your first font in minutes. But you can even create fonts without a printer or scanner. Yes Yes
Load and save templatesYou can save an empty template and then use your image editing software to draw each character. Load it back into Scanahand to generate your font. You can also save a scanned template page, make changes, and then reload it. Yes Yes
Adjust Metrics Yes Yes
EnglishThe English template fits on a single page, and contains the space character, as well as the following 106 characters: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ? ! % & a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z : ; . , 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 + - ~ = ± # $ € £ ¢ [ ] ( ) { } < > \ / ' " * ™ @ © ® _ | • ¤ § ° ¶ † ‡ (one page with 106 characters) Yes Yes
Western EuropeanThe Western European template covers the following languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Estonian, Faeroese, Frisian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Albanian, and Esperanto. The template consist of two pages, the first page is equal to the English template, the second page contains 110 additional (mostly accented) characters: À Á Â Ã Ä Å Ą Ç Ć Ĉ È É Ê Ë Ĕ Ĝ Ĥ Ì Í Î Ï Ĵ Ł Ń Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ő Ø Ś Ŝ Š Ù Ú Û Ü Ŭ Ű Ý Ÿ Ź Ż Ž à á â ã ä å ą ç ć ĉ è é ê ë ę ƒ ĝ ĥ ı ì í î ï ĵ ł ń ñ ò ó ô õ ö ő ø ś ŝ š ù ú û ü ŭ ű ý ÿ ź ż ž Æ Œ Ð Þ ß æ œ ð þ µ ¿ ¡ « » ¬ ² (two pages with 216 characters) Yes Yes
Signature (a single page with room for 18 signatures) No Yes
Symbol The symbol template allows you create fonts especially meant to include dingbats and other symbols. With room for 221 symbols, this four page template is the perfect solution to make fonts based on drawings of your pets, cartoons, signatures, logos, etc. (four pages with room for 221 symbols) No Yes
Make and use custom templatesScanahand allows you to make your own templates. For each template you can define your own character set (for example with Czech or Greek characters), so it allows you to create multilingual fonts. The template editor is available in both editions, but you need the premium edition in order to generate a font based on a custom template. For your convenience we've collected several custom templates. No Yes
Preview and Installation
Instant font preview Yes Yes
One click font installation Yes Yes
Save as TrueType/OpenType Font Yes Yes
Save as Web Font Yes Yes
Other Features
Maximum number of characters (glyphs) per font 216 65,000
Set font style (Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic)Scanahand Premium Edition allows you to set the font style of your fonts. For example if you want to generate a bold font, just use a thick pen and set the font style accordingly. No Yes
Add Copyright, Trademark, Designer, License Agreement, and Font Embedding Licensing Rights Yes Yes
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