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It being summer and all I thought I’d come up with something fun to be working on, while I sit indoors, waiting for the sun to come back on(line). A while back I was working on a design for some company diplomas, and I wanted a special font to use when typing the participant name(s), making it look handwritten.

I found a site that offers to convert your own handwritten letters to a usable TrueType Font. This site used to be free, but now they charge you $10 to actually download the finished font ($14,95 if you create a 200 character font). But if you really like to have your own unique typeface it might be worth the price. So if you’re an aspiring font creator or simply want a special font unlike any other, here’s how…

Write, Scan, Upload then Save

In earlier days, creating your own font was quite the hazzle. With the smart and high-tech solution from yourfonts.com it’s now easier than ever before.

First you have to download and print out a template. Then fill it out, drawing or writing each letter. When done, put the template in your scanner.

YourFonts support images as large as 6000 x 9000  pixels. Enabling you to create really High-Resolution Fonts.

Once you’ve uploaded the scanned template – Yourfonts does the rest. A few moments later, your finished font is ready to be downloaded and installed.

Have Fun Creating.

Feel free to share your finished font with the rest of us. Send it to me at thomas@www.mintywhite.com and I’ll present it in an upcoming article.

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About Thomas

Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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12 thoughts on “Create Your Own Handwritten Font”

  1. shoby says:

    That’s great, I was looking for something like that for ages.
    Thanks Thomas

  2. Ang087 says:

    First of all … Thank you so much for sharing YourFonts.com! I totally love fonts and have appreciated all the fonts Rich has shared with us in the past. I can now say that I have my own font! LOL! My font turned out sort of wild and crazy but I love it! I've seen worse than what mine is and that's why I decided to purchase it. I name my font Ang Persona.

    Thomas, I'll be e-mailing you my finished font! LOL!

  3. Guest says:

    We have to pay for this? Whatever happened to www.mintywhite.com being a free zone??

  4. Winweb says:

    Your statement that the font is “free” is bogus. What is the coupon code?

  5. Ang087 says:

    It still is. There was actually a catch with that site. You're able to preview the font for free but that's all. If you want to download it, you do have to purchase it. I decided to purchase my font because I had already taken the time to print and fill out the template, scan it and submit it. If you download it, you can name your font and fill out a copyright for the font. Your own signature comes with it also for personal uses.

    It was a simple mistake and I thought it was free, too, until I went to download it. There may be other programs out there that are free and I'm sure they'll be posted about once they're found. I'm searching, also, to see if there are free programs out there.

  6. Rich says:

    I'm looking too. I hope we can find one. I made my own font about a year ago (with a signature too) for free, but I have lost the bookmark — however, I suspect it may have been an earlier version of this site…

  7. Thomas says:

    It seems they decided to earn some money off of this. Last time I created fonts at yourfonts.com it was completely free of charge. I'm sad to say that I failed to check that it was still true before publishing this article. It was not my intention to mislead any of our faithful readers.
    I've edited the article so no one else will feel misled.

  8. Thomas says:

    A free version!
    Here's a link to a designer that offers to create handwritten fonts FOR you at no charge. Only drawback is that there's no guarantee that it will be picked. You have to submit your scanned characters and if they have time for it, you get the font free.


  9. Rich says:

    Thanks Thomas! Good find.

  10. Rich says:

    I appreciate the update — thanks.

  11. Harry says:

    I think it was, Rich. I used it too, however they said on the site that, either after some day in August '09, or after 50,000 fonts were made, they'd charge – but can't remember which one!

  12. RSVR85 says:

    Thanks for sorting out the discount Thomas. I'm sure all is now forgiven

    50 Pecent Discount at YourFonts

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