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Scanahand 8

Version released on April 23, 2024

A five-star rating for Scanahand according to user reviews

Add a personal touch with our font generator

It's never been easier to make your own fonts. Scanahand generates fonts that you can use like any other font, so use them in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and more. But that's not all – these fonts are not limited to Windows; you can also use them on Macintosh computers and mobile devices. The font generator allows you to save your fonts as Web Fonts, making them accessible for use on your websites.

The most recent version of this favorite font generator brings notable enhancements to the generation of glyph outlines and metrics. Additionally, we've refined the font export process, which allows you to create exceptional fonts with ease.

How does it work? Just follow these simple steps. Print out the provided template, draw all of the characters using a black marker or felt-tip pen, and scan your drawing. The font generator will convert it into a font, and installs it on Windows, ready for you to use. You don't need to use additional graphics software, but Power Users and Hobbyists alike can use Scanahand along with their favorite graphic drawing software to create or modify each character of their font. So even without a printer and scanner you'll be able to generate custom fonts.

Scan Your Template

Scan your template directly from within our font generator, or select pre-scanned images on your harddisk.

Generate Your Font

Generating the font takes only a few minutes depending on the selected template and your computer speed.

Test The Font

After the font is generated you can preview and test your font. If you are satisfied with the results you can directly install the font from within Scanahand

Template Editor

The premium edition includes a template editor that lets you define your own templates so you can decide which characters will be included in your fonts.

Fix Spacing and Add Kerning

The font generator comes with an innovative Adjust Metrics feature, that will find the best optical space before and after each Latin-based character. Optionally add kerning to your font.


Some specific data can be stored inside your fonts; for example a copyright notice and the name of the font designer, but also the font embedding rights.

What They're Saying

I needed to easily create fonts for industry standard symbols and Scanahand was the solution to this problem.

Douglas Rilee

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