I'm intersted in creating some TrueType fonts, and I've seen and tried some online creation tools that let you scan in your handwriting (such as FontCapture), but I'm looking for a more manual approach that would let me edit and design each character individually, for more precision and creativity. I also have a tablet, which is why I'm pursuing this. Do you know of any manual editing tools that can let me accomplish this?
I'm also experienced in Illustrator and Photoshop, so is there a method to create a font file from saved images of each letter, created in Photoshop?
On another note, I'm also looking for a .NET library to create a font file programmatically, but that will go on StackOverflow.
Thanks in advance!
UPDATE: I completely forgot to mention what OS I'm using and what OS I'm targeting for the fonts - that would be Windows.
UPDATE #2: I guess that my main question is how to manually create a TrueType font if you have all the images for the letters (if TrueType is the way to go). One of the answerers suggested Fontographer, but I think that's a little too customized - are there any bare-bones free (maybe even open-source) tools that just compile a font? Thanks again!
UPDATE #3: Sorry for so many updates, but I just looked at a tutorial of creating a font with Photoshop and Fontographer - Fontographer seems like a very good solution, but are there any free alternatives?