FontCapture is a web based (cloud app) that walks you through a (4)-four step process of creating a font style in your very own handwriting. You will need a fine point marker, printer, scanner, an internet connection and a little computer know-how to make this work.
The FontCapture web site indicates it is a (4)-four step process; however, I found it is actually to be a (6)-six step process from the point of completing the template to actually getting the font style on your PC.
Personally, if you follow all of the steps and take your time completing the template, the end result is very good. Below is a sample of the results I managed to get.
Step 1: Download and print the the template
Step 2: Complete the template in your own handwriting
Step 3: Scan the template ( >200 dpi) – Save as a PNG file
Step 4: Upload the saved PNG file to FontCapture
Step 5: Preview and Download the converted font file
Step 6: Locate and Copy the downloaded font to your Windows font directory.
Note: If you experience any problems copying the font file to your Windows font directory, I encourage you to follow these “easy” step-by-step instructions on:
Update (7 – 1 – 2010): Also see the article “Make Your Own Handwriting Font” using the service Pilot Handwriting.