Have you ever wondered how to turn your own handwriting into a digital font? No worries, there are several ways to convert your handwriting into a font that you can use for anything online!
The website that I recommend (read below) is extremely simple to use.
How to make your own font:
- Log into the website to create an account.
- On the top menu click on TEMPLATES.
- In the left panel, click on Minimal English and Minimal Number.
On the sub-navigation, click Download Template and hit Download in the opening dialogue.
Print out the downloaded template and fill it out with a black pen. A felt-tip pen works better than a ballpoint.
- After scanning or taking a picture, go back to the app and click on MY FONTS in the main menu and then choose Upload Template on the sub-navigation.
In the Upload Template dialogue, use the Select a file button to select the image of your template and hit the Upload Template button.
It will take a moment until the result dialogue appears. Click on the Add characters to your font button at the bottom right.
Your characters are now loaded into the app and you could go on and modify them or add other variants.
P.S: If you want to use your new font on your computer you first have to install it. The exact procedure of how to install a font on your system depends on if you use Windows or a Mac. For recent versions of those operating systems, it is usually just a double click on the font file and then clicking on “Install font”.