How to obtain single-stroke fonts for laser cutting

I’ve been looking for single-stroke fonts for a while. I need these for laser cutting. I have found many “single-stroke” fonts online, however none are really single stroke: once I Create Outlines, there is always the annoying, well, outlines.

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If anyone has a list of fonts with real single strokes, or knows a way to convert normal fonts to single stroke, sort of a method to get the inner stroke of letters, if that is even a thing… (I saw other questions on this topic but no clear answer) it would be awesome!

Answer

What you want is a stroke-based font in a stroke-based format and a program that can properly deal with them, and in particular only realise the stroke. There are a few formats out there that claim to be able to do this (e.g., UFO), but I do not know how well they are supported and how many fonts exists in these formats.

Unless I am mistaken, no common font format is intended for the usage you wish, and thus you will never be happy with regular fonts.

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