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    Default MicroSoft Font Maker

    Has anyone tried making their own handwriting font using MicroSoft Font Maker?
    I installed it and created my own handwriting font. It's so bad that I will stick to something more legible like Lucida Calligraphy.

    To make your own font, you need a touchscreen and a stylus. I use the MS Surface Pro 4 and a stylus with a bent nib (it keeps falling on the floor). Maybe I can blame my poor handwriting on that, or the creeping arthritis in my thumb. To correct a letter, use the eraser end of the stylus.

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    I tried out my own font in Xara DPX and there was no improvement; I still write poorly.
    John
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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Should we refer to you as Doctor Brown or Herr Doktor John?
    You should be writing prescriptions!

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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Should we refer to you as Doctor Brown of Herr Doktor John?
    You should be writing prescriptions!

    Acorn
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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by browj2 View Post
    Has anyone tried making their own handwriting font using MicroSoft Font Maker?
    I installed it and created my own handwriting font. It's so bad that I will stick to something more legible like Lucida Calligraphy.

    To make your own font, you need a touchscreen and a stylus. I use the MS Surface Pro 4 and a stylus with a bent nib (it keeps falling on the floor). Maybe I can blame my poor handwriting on that, or the creeping arthritis in my thumb. To correct a letter, use the eraser end of the stylus.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Myfont2 - my handwriting.jpg 
Views:	122 
Size:	15.6 KB 
ID:	129118

    I tried out my own font in Xara DPX and there was no improvement; I still write poorly.

    Maybe you should use a pre-made handwritten font.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

    Never give up. You will never fail, but you may find a lot of ways that don't work.

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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Hmmm. Maybe that's why many years ago, the secretary in the office in Colombia would address me as Doctor, and the one in Angola as Doutor.

    Looking back, way back, my handwriting, particularly my printing, was beautiful at the beginning of my career. I did a lot of sketching up to mid-career and handed them off to draftsmen or technicians to make proper drawings. I seem to have lost these abilities over the years. Too much time spent using the computer, I guess. Amazingly enough, MS is able to decipher most of my handwriting when I use that mode of entry on my Surface Pro.

    Still, I think that I'll give Font Maker another go to see if I can improve it - my handwriting, that is.
    John
    Xara DPX(16.2.0.56957)

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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    For making your own handwriting font, I will suggest to go through the following sites:
    1. Yourfonts
    2. Calligraper

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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by Adressa View Post
    Thanks a lot!
    What for?

    You have joined TG from Poltava. You must have something interesting to contribute here, other than quite a bland statement.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    What for?

    You have joined TG from Poltava. You must have something interesting to contribute here, other than quite a bland statement.

    Acorn
    Sorry to insult you.

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    Default Re: MicroSoft Font Maker

    Adressa, people who post in old threads are mostly spammers. Can we ask what your interest is here?
    Gary W. Priester
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