As some of you know, I’ve been working behind the scenes to advocate with font designers and bundlers to get more fonts coded in a way that makes them accessible to those without high end software. We are finally beginning to make some headway! Case in point … The Hungry Jpeg has released a “Crafters Bundle” with 8 font families, all PUA (Private Use Area) encoded so all the characters are fully compatible with Character Map (Windows), Font Book (Mac), Sure Cuts A Lot, Make the Cut, Nexus Font, BabelMap, etc. Use code cricut20 for 20% off.
Purchase of these bundles through my affiliate links helps me defray the costs of maintaining my blog. And be sure to let the designers and bundlers know you appreciate them providing crafter-friendly fonts. Thanks!
As always, I’ve got tons of resources on how to use PUA encoded fonts (same as Samantha/Cantoni). Find the tutorial you need based on the software you have here:
Windows Cricut Design Space
Windows Microsoft Word (including on to Cricut Design Space)
Windows/Mac Adobe Illustrator (including on to Cricut Design Space)
Windows Silhouette Studio
Also please see this link for written instructions and a couple of corrections.
Mac Cricut Design Space
Mac Silhouette Studio
Windows SCAL 3, Mac SCAL4
Mac – other programs
I’m using Windows Character Map, but the glyphs are so small.
Here are some ways to see them better
Use Nexus Font’s character map instead – Written tutorial from Silhouette Crafters
Use Microsoft Word instead – video tutorial by me here
Use the Magnifier – Written tutorial from Under A Cherry Tree