Make Your Own Handwriting Font – Free Online

Sherry Stocking Kline
December 17, 2009

Have you ever wanted to have your own hand writing (or printing) turned into a font?  Say for scrapbooking, letters to family, etc., but just hadn’t parted with the money, yet?  (I sure have)

When the Legacy News e-mail newsletter came from the Legacy Family Tree Software folks a few days ago there was a link to a website that turns your handwriting into a font for free.

Woo hoo! Now I could type something up and have it look like I’d hand printed it.

Install your new font in under 30 minutes….

If you’ve always wanted your very own font, all you need is a computer, internet access, printer, and scanner, but given all that, you can pretty much have your new font installed in under 30 minutes.

So,  go read the Legacy Blog post here, where you can see more examples of fonts and read reviews.  And when you get to www.fontcapture.com, print out an extra form or two so you can practice lining up the letters within the graph  before uploading your own handwriting.  This is important.

Don’t like what you get?

Don’t like what you get?  Print out another form, and try again!   You can have a lot of fun with different and funky styles of printing!

That’s my everyday hand printing below, and yes, it’s that bad!

Have Fun!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. I had to re-boot my computer after I installed the font for it to work.

7 Responses to “Make Your Own Handwriting Font – Free Online”

  • A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I say this as someone whose handwriting was basis of a custom font for direct mail addressing (no, so obscure formatting; I couldn’t even use it). I have rushed through 3 different items, and I’m going to do them all: light, regular, and Black. Need to get another pen for BOLD.

    THis is so freaking cool. Also, will take the pdf form and rasterize it in photoshop and use my wacom pen to make the marks. That way I can put guides in, and rearrange letters if I write em too high or too low. I am so stoked. Thanks for this.

    Heh. Maybe I WILL get that label printer for addressing envelopes. I mean, it IS my handwriting and all, still, yes?

    • Thanks for writing, Susan! I’m stoked now, too! I was really excited to find this website, thanks to Legacy News, and immediately made a font. Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great, so practiced a little and made another. I like the last one much better.

      Then you mention photoshop and Wacom, and I’m like “yeah, why didn’t I think of that??” So, I don’t have photoshop (yet) but do have a tiny Wacom. So I may go back and fix just the letters that I don’t like of my third attempt. And then Yes, get a bold pen! Thanks for that suggestion, too! I was also thinking of making one with little curlicues, etc, in places. After Christmas, I will play with it more!

      Thanks so much for all the cool ideas!

  • Sounds and looks like fun! I hope after the Holidays I can remember to play with it!

    • Hi Cheryl! So glad you stopped by! I hope you remember after the holidays, too! Read the suggestions from Susan Kitchens in the comments for tweaking your results. Great ideas there! I’m looking forward to doing some ‘lazy’ scrapbook journaling!

  • [...] Sherry is a very active genealogy blogger — she wrote great posts for the GeneaBloggers Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. She doesn’t hesitate to share neat finds she comes across, like this opportunity to turn your own handwriting into a font. [...]

    • Thank you, Missy! I so appreciate what you’ve written about me here at your fantastic (and beautifully done) blog: http://baysideblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/follow-friday-family-tree-writer/

      I’ve sure enjoyed becoming a blogger, and I’ve even enjoyed the ‘speed bumps’ or the ‘learning curve’ I’ve gone through, and I’ve especially enjoyed connecting with other genealogy bloggers! The other genealogy bloggers, such as yourself, have been so welcoming and wonderful! And so helpful, too, with the questions and problems that I’ve encountered!

      May you have a wonderful and Happy 2010!

      Sherry

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