Convert your handwriting into a font

I love the idea of converting your handwriting into a font. Signing an email with your own font would add a great personal touch. Or it could be useful to people who make digital scrapbooking, or want to personalize their photos or blog posts with a handwritten note. Fontifier allows you to create your own font by simply printing a template and filling it in with the letters of the alphabet, and then scanning and uploading it. I have not tried it, but it sounds fun to me!

Edit: In the comments, Chloe W. suggested My Script Font. It provides the same service as Fontifier, but it's free! 

21 comments:

  1. I like that idea. I'm going to check it out now.

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    1. Anonymous7/20/2012

      You can do this for free with adobe photoshop.

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  2. I like the idea of a handwriting font. Who knew?? Thanks for posting!

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  3. pilothandwriting.com has this also. It's by the pilot pen company. Very cool though. I'll have to try this one out.

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  4. pilot does it but you can't buy it for download! that's the genius of it.

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  5. Are you kidding? I am so all over this!

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  6. Anonymous12/29/2011

    If you have a scanner...you can do this for free yourself. Its really not terribly hard.

    There are also free services to do it for you if you'd rather.

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    1. Anonymous7/04/2012

      Hey, how do you do this?

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  7. ok anonymous... point us in the right direction... :)

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    1. Anonymous5/17/2013

      I imagine you could try Inkscape after scanning, but I'm not sure where to go from there. You could try asking someone from the Inkscape blogs.

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  8. sounds wonderful, might just try this!

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  9. The link goes to GoDaddy.com

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    1. Hi Maya,

      The company I linked to when I wrote this post seems to be down. I updated the link - another company called Fontifier (http://www.fontifier.com) offers the same service.

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    2. Clemence, Maya

      Our site was down for 8 days (our domain was pirated!) - sorry ;( - We are back up though! We also have an online app that lets you create online "handwritten letters" using your own created font or a generic handwritten font. Do check it out!

      http://www.writing-fonts.com/create-handwritten-letters-online-using-your-own-hand-writing-fonts

      thank you ladies!
      Andy

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    3. oh & If you're feeling generous maybe you could change the link back to writing-fonts.com ;)

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  10. Anonymous3/20/2013

    this is so nice

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  11. This is such a cool idea! :D

    xo

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  12. you can do this at http://www.myscriptfont.com/ for free. all you need it a printer that can scan and your set!

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    1. Anonymous6/07/2013

      THANK YOU! it worked very well... will recommend :)

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    2. Thanks for the tip, worked for me but I now realise my handwriting looks like a childs! I can see me filling out the sample form many many times!

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  13. Anonymous6/07/2013

    I have dreamed about this since I was little so that I didn't have to write out long reports! but its a shame you have to buy it with credit card.....

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