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Title: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on May 24, 2011, 03:06:59 AM
In February I posted on my blog about the Hershey Extension for Inkscape. I am transferring all the information here to help anyone looking for single line fonts.

First of all go to this website to download the extension http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/hershey (http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/hershey) . Follow the instructions to install to extension. The instructions are very easy to follow.

Some of the fonts are excellent for rhinestone designs. A few of the fonts do have internal lines but would look good for engraving or using a pen in you cutter. Below are screenshots of each font available in the Hershey Text extension. Click on any image for a larger view.

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I have tested these fonts and the single line ones work well for rhinestone designs without any further work. I did find I had to use simplify and further tidy up the fonts to make them neat enough to use a pen in my cutter as I like very smooth lines. I am lazy and do not want to adjust the fonts everytime I want a new word, so I have tidied up the two I think I will use the most Script 1 - stroke and Sans 1 - stroke as shown below.

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The following fonts, Sans 1-stroke,  Script 1-stroke (alt), Greek 1, and Meteorology are single line fonts.

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The next list of fonts are a mix of double and single line.
Math (lower), Math (upper), Symbolic and Markers.
Script 1-stroke should also be in this list as the numbers have double lines.

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Here is a You Tube video showing how it can be used for creating a rhinestone design. I haven't re-edited the video yet and it will mention a blog. Don't waste your time visiting the blog as it is now closed.
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Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on June 03, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
Okay, Am I losing my sight or are these images missing? Could someone please let me know if the images are visible?
EDIT
Never mind, I am not going crazy and the images were missing. I have re-uploaded them. If anyone notices other posts have images missing could you please let me know so the problem can be fixed.
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: cleversomeday on June 10, 2011, 07:38:32 PM
Just wanted to thank you for bringing this to our attention and for the nice samples. I am using this a lot and really appreciate it.
-Kay
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: Shoshi on January 09, 2012, 09:03:27 AM
It was watching this video on Youtube that eventually directed me to this forum, Carolyn. Thank you so much for a totally brilliant tutorial, and for going to all the trouble of showing us what these fonts look like.

I am a totall newbie where Inkscape is concerned but know I'm going to learn loads on here.

Shoshi
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on January 09, 2012, 02:43:39 PM
Hi again, thank you for the compliment.

I noticed via email you commented on the video. I am unable to answer as I have trouble accessing my You Tube account. Silly me years ago made a new email account to get the name Cutting Time and I can never remember the name of my email account. Luckily I set up re-direct so I do get the messages but I cannot log on to that You Tube account to comment or add new videos. My latest videos can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttwopieces (http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttwopieces)
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: scud on January 09, 2012, 04:30:49 PM
Shoshi Carolyn and others here are great with Inkscape. Glad you found your way here.
Barbara
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: PapaSue on January 09, 2012, 04:42:15 PM
I think with eCAL and my eclips that I can do this! I will try it and let you know,
Something's are just before their time and this may be the perfect example.
When will you get a eclips?
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on January 09, 2012, 05:05:23 PM
Quote from: "PapaSue"
I think with eCAL and my eclips that I can do this! I will try it and let you know,
Something's are just before their time and this may be the perfect example.
When will you get a eclips?

When I feel like driving to the wholesalers. We are having a heatwave and the thought of visiting a warehouse is not very tempting at the moment. I do have the software. I also need to find out if the machines they have in stock are compatible with Ecal. Didn't I read somewhere that you can only use it with second generation machines?
Title: Re: Hershey Single Line Font
Post by: Shoshi on January 09, 2012, 05:46:31 PM
Quote from: "Aussie Carolyn"
Hi again, thank you for the compliment.

I noticed via email you commented on the video. I am unable to answer as I have trouble accessing my You Tube account. Silly me years ago made a new email account to get the name Cutting Time and I can never remember the name of my email account. Luckily I set up re-direct so I do get the messages but I cannot log on to that You Tube account to comment or add new videos. My latest videos can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttwopieces (http://www.youtube.com/user/cuttwopieces)

Hi Carolyn, and you're welcome. Don't worry about replying to the comment! I'm going to visit your new Youtube account and sign up.

Shoshi