There are a number of ways to translate your handwriting into a personalized font. The question is why would you do it.
If you're a doctor, please stop reading now.
Here are two sites that offer customized fonts using your personal handwriting; Fontifier.com and YourFonts.com. For a nominal fee, you scan in your handwriting samples as directed. They do the rest and you then download the app with a new font that is your actual handwriting.
- It would be handy to create a true digital signature. (Although, I doubt it will fly with the notaries)
- If you have really nice, easy to read handwriting; it would be a great way to personalize and further brand your blog or web site.
That's about it.
- Can you say "Identity Theft"?
- Don't we type out everything nowadays to spare others from our illegible handwriting? I think the elementary schools stopped teaching penmanship about 30 years ago.
Still want to give it a try? Here's a great tutorial from Lifehacker that actually turned me onto the above sites. I highly recommend Lifehacker. I'm still not so sure about this font thing.
Last updated: Feb 3, 2009
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio