Fontifier - create your own font! // Your own handwriting on your computer!

About Fontifier

Fontifier lets you use your own handwriting for the text you write on your computer. It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use in your word processor or graphics program, just like regular fonts such as Helvetica.

Fontifier is ideal for creating fonts for scrapbooking or journaling with your word processor, or for giving your letters and memos a personal touch. You can also create fonts containing pictures, symbols, or whatever takes your imagination.

To see some examples of fonts created with Fontifier click here.

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Applications

Here are some of the applications that users have found for Fontifier:

  • Add a personal touch to journals and scrapbooks.

  • Create fonts as a record of a child's handwriting through different ages.

  • Add a personal touch to letters and emails.

  • Create fonts as a fun and educational activity for children.

  • Try out unusual alphabet designs and calligraphy.

  • Create fonts of runes and other secret writing systems.

  • Create a font of special symbols; eg yachting symbols.

If you have an unusual application of Fontifier we'd love to hear from you at .

How much does Fontifier cost?

Preview your font for free. If you're happy with it, buy it and download it immediately for just $9 (US).

How does Fontifier work?

To use Fontifier you first print out a template, and write a sample of each character in the appropriate position on the template. You then scan in the completed template and submit it to the Fontifier site.

Fontifier analyses the sample of each letter and constructs a character outline based on the scan. The characters are combined into a standard TrueType font, suitable for use on Windows or MacOS X based computers.

What font formats does it support?

Fontifier creates a TrueType font, which can be installed and used on Windows or MacOS X systems.

Fontifier fonts are not directly compatible with MacOS 9, but you can convert them to MacOS 9 format with a free utility, TTConverter, available at:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/4632

Who designed Fontifier?

Fontifier was designed and developed by Human-Computer Interface, a documentation and information design company specialising in high tech products.

The Fontifier Web site is based on the Common Lisp Hypermedia Server, a Web server designed for advanced applications in AI and research, and developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank: Chris Jordan, Simon Prais, and everyone else who has supported Fontifier and contributed to its development by suggesting improvements and extensions.

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