Could anyone suggest how I can find a person/service who will convert
description of a coat of arms (a blazon I think) into a simple coloured
shield suitable for displaying as a digital image online?
I used a wonderful program called Blazons. One typed in the descriptive text
("gules a saltire engrailed argent" or whatever) and out came the blazon
which one could save as a JPG file. Unfortunately it isn't compatible with
Windows 64-bit and I'm not aware that the author ever produced an upgraded
version. My version simply will no longer install.
If you Google on something like "Heraldry software", "Heraldry software
online" or "Heraldry software download", there do seem to be quite a few
offerings. It would be interesting to know if anyone on this mailing list
has used any of them.