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How can I make my own custon text?

Asked by XOIIO (18259points) March 7th, 2010

I want to make a new type of text (out of symbols) for in microsoft word and/or notepad/ others. How can I do this by either drawing it out in fine detail or scanning pictures of the characters? Please help!

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jaytkay's avatar

Here are some options

* Use your own handwriting on your computer.
* Add a personal touch to your letters and documents.
* Use your handwriting for scrapbooking or journaling.
* Keep a permanent record of your children’s handwriting.

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Jeruba's avatar

Never heard of this, @jaytkay. Fascinating! Have you done this?—and are you aware of any problems associated with supplying your handwriting and your signature in scanned form to an outfit that has your e-mail address and, presumably, your credit card number?

jaytkay's avatar

Good point about the security. I would skip the signature. If you are concerned about your credit card, use PayPal. Or check with your credit card issuer, many offer temporary numbers for single transactions.

No, I have not done it,, but here’s an article detailing the whole handwriting-to-font process.

XOIIO's avatar

@jaytkay Yourfonts seems to be free, I have gone through all the steps without making a font and it has not once asked me to pay. Can you verify this?

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