Make a free font from your own handwriting

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Seamus Byrne is the Editor of CNET Australia. At other times he'll be found messing with apps, watching TV, building LEGO, and rolling dice. Usually at the same time.

There's nothing like playing with word art to make a presentation look more fun or bring a party invitation to life. Have you ever thought of making your own font?

Maybe a font based on your own handwriting? It's actually very easy, and free, thanks to

This website lets you download a template where you write out the alphabet, which you scan in and then upload the template for the service to convert each letter into a font, ready to be installed and used as you please.

Now, you can make that next party invite look handmade without having to put a pen in your hand at all.

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RoedyG posted a comment   

By coincidence, yesterday I researched how to convert handwriting to a font. I discovered quite a number of services, some free, most quite inexpensive. Unfortunately, only the most expensive one handles left and right single and double quotes. I posted my findings at

I also discovered all kinds of free and pay handwriting fonts of OTHER people's handwriting that will be more polished than the custom fonts.

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