I was given a paper document which I was asked to scan in and convert to a Microsoft Word document. That isn’t as hard as it sounds, as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software has been available for a long time.
What is difficult though, is trying to match up the exact font the original document used. I’m not a graphical designer, or a typesetter. I work in IT, so recognising a particular font is not easy for me.
Fortunately there is the WhatTheFont site, which makes font detection just a little easier. It’s a three step process.
- You upload a picture of your font
- WhatTheFont then analyses what you uploaded,
then asks you confirm each letter,
- And finally gives you some font choices.
I’m going to use “Times New Roman PS”, as I believe it’s the most likely font the original document author used..
Update: This article might be useful: How To Pick The Perfect Typeface