Not only images, but also some fonts (like those saved in TrueType format) can be used for creating embroidery designs. This is typical for slogans and other words that should be stitched on clothing. Several embroidery software support fonts and can be used to convert the data to Tajima DST format.
Convert TrueType font file to Tajima Embroidery format.
We have found 3 software records in our database eligible for .ttf to .dst file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert ttf to dst on Windows
An embroidery app for Illustrator
Convert from ttf file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned ttf to dst. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
An embroidery design tool from Janome
A set of applications used by professional graphic designers