There are a couple of font making instructables here, but none of them are very high quality. i mean, they work just fine, but the finished product is choppy. i will be using the 30 day free trial of font creator to show you how to turn a custom made character set into a font.
Step 1: Supplies
1. Font creator demo. it is the demo, but it includes the main features we need to make a full font. better be quick!! download edit: you have 30 days. sorry if i messed up your psyke lol.
2. a piece of paper with all of the upper and lower case letters, numbers 0-9, and all of the symbols you are planning to use. this is your chance to customize your font, make it however you want. fontcreator has a function to make the glyphs thicker once you insert the letters, but you can write in pencil, sharpie, anything.
3. Gimp, or photoshop. you will need to be able to put a threshold on your scanned paper to get rid of any unintentional marks. a threshold reduces the image to only 2 colors, in this case black for the glyphs, and white for the background.
you can use photoshop if you already have it, but its about $450 dollars so use gimp if you dont have anything. gimp
i give you these installers under the assumption you have windows. gimp.org has a download for linux, and you might be able to use wine to run font creator but i doubt it.
Step 2: Get Your Glyphs!!
Step 3: Making the Threshold
Step 4: Making Individual Glyphs
Step 5: Font Creator
Step 6: Installing
test your font in fontcreator by clicking Font> test, or pressing F5. make sure you can type everything. save again, then locate the .ttf file. if you have windows vista, right click the ttf and press install. if you have xp, goto the control panel, and click classic view. find where it says fonts. drag your font file in there. done!! anywhere you can select a font, look for where it says whatever you put as your font family name. click. if you notice some letters dont type or revert back to times new roman, it means you didnt insert that glyph. open up font creater, open your font, and fix. reinstall. done.