I am looking to build a custom font from my handwriting for lettering a comic.
what professional tools exist to build such a font and export it into one of the mainstream formats (TTF, OpenType, or Type1)?
I am not a typography expert, but I imagine there are two approaches to this - a vector-based and a bitmap-based one. While I'm open for both ways, vectorizing the handwriting would surely be a very attractive option.
WYSIWYG kerning/pairing functions (with previews for each pair) would be much appreciated.
I can use Windows or Linux. Open Source is preferable, but I'd be prepared to cough up for a commercial solution too.
Tutorials on the process are most welcome as well, as I have never done this before.