I mentioned at the Beginners SIG that I wished there was a way to identify a font from a sample.
Well, there is!
It showed up in today's makeuseof email.
You go to the website and upload a picture of a sample of the font and it ocr's it. Then, it shows you characters that it recognized and lets you correct it.
Next, it suggests a number of fonts it might be and will even take you to a page where you can buy the font if you want to.
I gave it my business card font which is a completely connected script. It was only able to recognize two letters at all and both of them needed to be corrected.But
, even with that little data it suggested 11 fonts that were somewhat close, two of which were almost spot-on!
(Note: Since this may be of interest to other people in WNYCOMSOC, feel free to move or cross post it.)