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Embird Font Engine is a tool for conversion
of text made with TrueType or OpenType font into an embroidery
design. There are many adjustable lettering parameters such as size,
density, fill and outline modes as well as characters layout and
deformations in Font Engine. When
finished, lettering is compiled into stitches and put into Embird Editor for final adjustment
and save in desired embroidery format. Font Engine is accessible also from Studio's
When used from Studio, Font Engine produces text in a vector
(outline) form that can be further edited in Studio.
Please note: Font Engine does not include any font. It is a conversion
program. Our other product, Embird Alphabets, is a lettering system totally different
to Font Engine. Alphabets are predigitized embroidery fonts.
Vector graphics import function is included in Font Engine price
Import EMF and WMF vector graphic files into Embird
Studio and turn them into embroidery designs without redrawing them!
Engine produces lettering in a large size scale, from about 5
milimeters (1/5") up to 30 cm (12"). There is no separate
installation file for Font Engine. Evaluation version is
included in every installation of Embird. However, you will have to purchase
and register Font Engine separately from the main Embird program, otherwise
only several characters are available in every font. After purchase
and insertion of registration password, evaluation version turns into
full version. No additional download or installation needed.
Use "Editor -> Insert -> Font Engine Text"
command to access Font Engine.
|Select TrueType or OpenType font and type the text
you want to convert into embroidery. Adjust size and other parameters of text in Properties tab.
can produce plain fill, auto column (satin stitch) and
motif fills and sample,
satin and applique outlines for text.
|Use Fill Exterior function to invert filled
areas of text.
||Pattern, Wave, Gradient and
other effects like contour or circular fill can be applied to plain fill
|Font Engine allows user to place text on line,
ellipse and other baselines and also to deform it with use of an envelope.
|Characters may have single stitch, sample, satin stitch or applique
Each character in a text can be moved, rotated, skewed and scaled separately to
create unique lettering effects.
Use Symmetry options for easier adjustment of envelope. Many
predefined envelopes are included.
||Auto Column (satin stitches)
fill of text produces lettering looking almost as if it was
digitized by a human digitizer. Font Engine uses large base of
digitizers knowledge and an artificial intelligence to convert
fonts into satin stitches.
Satin stitches lettering of large size should be used with Pattern
option on, to avoid too long stitches and to add texture to a large
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