id love to create a handwritten font but i cant seem to find any Program that supports it.
Rob Hutchings commented
I've stumbled upon Glyphr today after creating my first ever font using my iPad and the iFontMaker app @ 2ttf.com. The app itself was fun and so easy to use to create a handwritten style font using the Pencil but it is really limiting in terms of missing lots of basic functions. That said upon visiting Glyphr today I was then able to upload the OTF file generated via their site in order to be able to further refine.
I understand what @The Head Honcho is saying in terms of fonts being stored as vectors but the way 2ttf are doing it is to support vector strokes and variable brush types which get outlined at the font generation process that they conduct away from their app behind the scenes on their site.
Could be worth investigating if you thought it worthy of further consideration?
Dave Jordan commented
It's totally possible to create the vector shapes you need without conversion, but the best solution may involve investment in hardware. You could use various various vector packages such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape and the like, with some form of tablet device (such as those made by Wacom). Pressure sensitivity controls for the stylus enable a quite expressive line with changing line thickness. Tons of other adjustments available (like tapering and changes based on tilt).
Alternatively go straight to screen with an iPad and Apple Pencil. I use Affinity Designer but there are others. Then you can output SVGs from there.
The basic problem with this is that font files are Vector - they store glyph outlines as mathematical curves. SVG is a common Vector file type.
If you scan handwritten letters, you will get a Raster file, which is made up of pixels, not outlines. Common Raster file types are PNG and JPEG.
To create a handwritten font, you need to outline your raster images with a vector editor, like Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator.
There are some programs that can automatically outline a raster image and create vector outlines - but these don't always work out very well.