In basic terms I want to take a font and convert it to a path. You can do this with "Create Outlines" but what I need isn't the path of the font, I need a single path.
I looked into it and found this post How to obtain single-stroke fonts for laser cutting
They talk about using stroke based fonts but I can't find any to use. I tried to use the program that someone made for creating SVGs but it is not smooth. I tried to smooth it but it doesn't come out right.
Simply put I'm trying to make a single path for the letter "S". The font for reference I'm using is San Francisco by Apple, similar to roboto by google.
Is there an easy way to convert the text or and easy way to just create the correct curves for the letter "S"?
This image shows basically what I'm trying to do. You can see how from a font you can take it and convert it to outlines, but what I want is the path on the right. A single path with a stroke not a fill. However you can also see that the curves are not correct in the third one and therefor the third S is slightly off.