YourFonts is a web-based service that converts your natural handwriting into a TrueType font for free. Armed with only a printer and scanner, you can perpetuate the awesomeness of your own script, without all that hand cramping that comes with actually, you know, writing by hand.
We all know the personal touch that comes from a handwritten note. I’ve covered a similar service before, but the handwriting-to-font process at Fontifier costs $9 per font. YourFonts has a software package for making personalized fonts that runs $49, but the web-based tool is entirely free.
The process is uncomplicated. Simply download the provided PDF template, print it out, and fill in each number and letter blank with your own hand writing. When you’re done, upload the template back to YourFonts, preview the template to ensure that it looks as it should, and then download it as a monitor-friendly font.
Additionally you can use the service without actually printing the PDF out and using a scanner–if you’ve ever wanted to create your own set of crazy wingdings, you can load up the PDF in an editing application like Adobe Illustrator and fill in the font-grid with anything you wish–hand writing or otherwise.