How To Turn Your Handwriting Into A Font

Remember how great your handwriting and cursive was during grade school when you spent hours each day writing, practicing penmanship, and actually using a pen and paper? Times have changed and more and more communication is done using a keyboard instead of a pen or pencil.

In a bid to stay relevant, Pilot (the pen company, remember them?) has unveiled a new (and easy) way for you to turn your handwriting into a font for your computer. This could be a great way for students to lock in their handwriting at it’s finest hour. Let’s face it, the handwriting of students is only going to get worse as time progresses.

How To Do It

You download a simple template from Pilot Handwriting (a pretty snazzy site), fill in the appropriate letters, then scan it into your machine using your webcam. Yes, you’re probably thinking this is not the best way to do it. However it appears to work OK despite the reliance on a webcam. Anyway, this is Pilot’s system not ours!

Anyway, Pilot’s website then turns your chicken scratch into a readable font that you can use to send heartfelt letters to others without having to use a pen. Enjoy!

The extremely frustrating part: PilotHandwriting doesn’t allow you to download these fonts. Instead, you can only compose and send emails from their web site. So if you just want to play around with it, go ahead and use PilotHandwriting. If you want to make something you can actually use, head over to YourFonts. (Pretty please, will you add font downloading, Pilot?)