YourFonts: Turn Your Handwriting into Unique Fonts
Article by George Norman
On 17 Feb 2009
Using the same font, I will admit, is very convenient; but there are some times when you want to stand out of the crowd and use a different set of fonts. You spend all day long browsing the web and eventually you stumble upon a very rare type of font. But not unique! Only your handwriting is the only one of its kind, so it makes sense to digitize it and turn it into fonts. More so if you consider the fact that YourFonts does this swiftly and at no charge to your whatsoever.

Here are the features you can expect to get from YourFonts: your unique set of fonts, include your signature if you wish to, crating the fonts takes about a quarter of an hour, there are no limitations on how many font sets you can create, the fonts can be used on the major operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux), “family handwriting history”, compatible with any text editor and software application that uses fonts,


You will have to go through a total of 7 steps, which are all comprehensively detailed by YourFonts. Just in case you were wondering what they are, here is a detailed list:
1. Print template
2. Complete template
3. Scan and save template
4. Upload template
5. Preview your font
6. Download your unique set of fonts
7. Install the fonts and use them as you see fit.

In related handwriting news, it must be said that the upcoming iteration of the Windows operating system, Windows 7 boasts improved handwriting recognition. This type of technology has been around for some time now, but the simple truth of the matter is that it was not all that good. What Microsoft plans to do is ensure that the growing number of people running Windows 7 on their tablets and touchscreens has a more enjoyable user experience, and the means to achieve this is by constantly improving handwriting recognition.

If you would like to turn your own handwriting into fonts, you can check out YourFonts here.

Tags: YoutFonts, Handwriting, Fonts, Windows 7
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