Handfont Lets You Create Your Own Handwriting Font to Personalize Electronic Documents, Fill Out Forms and Preserve Childrenâ€™s Handwriting
Online PR News – 19-August-2010 – – NEW YORK â€“ August 17, 2010 â€“ Handfont announced today its namesake service, a Web site that turns handwriting into a computer font. Handfont lets users instantly generate True Type compatible fonts from their own writing, making it possible to enter the characters via the computer keyboard and any compatible software, Website or forms program. People can use Handfont for scrapbooking and journaling, greeting cards, forms entry, childhood handwriting preservation, and a range of other applications.
Handfont lets users generate their own fonts in four easy steps. Users simply print and fill out a form which includes a grid for writing in uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and punctuation characters. They scan in and upload the form when finished, pay $8.95 and get back a font that can be used with any True Type compatible program.
â€śHandfont is a boon for anyone who wants to combine the flexibility and power of computers and online communications with the personal touch of handwriting,â€ť said Paul Geller, CEO of Handfont. â€śIt is a natural fit for programs ranging from Thankster for thank you cards, to MS Word and many others. Anyone who appreciates the beauty of the written word, or just wants to convey sentiments in natural handwriting without actually having to write by hand, will love Handfont.â€ť
The program applies unique algorithms to smooth out variations in writing, so that the result is nearly indistinguishable from actual handwriting.
Handfont was created to fulfill a very simple mission â€“ to enable you to digitize and use your own handwriting (by creating your own handwriting font) for use as you please. You can use it to simplify and ease the creation of handwritten correspondence, or to preserve the handwriting of your child, among other things. The potential uses are limited only by your imagination. The process we use to convert your actual handwriting to a font uses special, proprietary techniques to make it look as natural as possible. The font is installed on your computer to use like any other font (such as courier, or Helvetica) that is installed there.