Kids, grab your sharpies and hang on!!!

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Ok, this is the most freakin coolest badest arse thang I've ever seen!!!

You can create a TTF from your very own handwriting. It's online and it's free. I just did mine and it worked. It's Amazing.

Go to this web site

Download and fill out the template.

Scan it.

Submit it back to the web site.

Then download the TTF of your very own handwriting.

schaaaawing!!!

(The site may be a little slashdotted, you can imagine)
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Hey thats pretty cool! I doubt Linux will support it though.
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oooo, no just mac and winders I believe
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*sighs* It really is only usefull if your printing essays or something...which would be very cool indeed.
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actually, I have about 30 or 40 different fonts in mind. (It's that darned artistic side of the brain that never seems to shut up. hahahaha)
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If it's TTF then Linux will support it..

Linux has supported True Type fonts with the right software for a few years now - and many graphics applications (Gimp, ImageMagick, etc) will support TTF fonts, even via command line.
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Insane, I am going to do mine!!
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The server to submit the scanned item is down. unless i am doing something wrong
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sadly it doesnt work for me either :cry:
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If your not familiar with the term "slashdotted", it's based on a website/forum popular amongst fans of Linux, Open Source development, et al.

Used as a descriptor it means that a site is overwhelmed by traffic and therefore unavailable to most requests. I had to click on submit a couple times until I got mine back.
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ok will keep trying then :D
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this is getting anoying. they need another site to do this also. i want to do this. maybe i will get up really early and try it real quick and see if it works
How did u find this site :?:
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I just found this out. It would probally work better if the file was a .gif format. I was trying to use a jpg file
I think it worked this time. If u want to get my font. I will post it. wait that is a good idea. Post ur font when u are done only if u want. A link to it so we can download it and use it.

I have this all written up and i am going to post and edit when i get it to work i am 2 lazy to copy and then post when it works
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I found that I kept getting the error message because it prefers the file to be under a meg, I just changed the gif file to 16 colours (since its black and white anyways) which pulled the file size down immensly, also the Fontifier - maximum size is 1280 x 960.
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did it work for u. maybe i should check to see if mine is a meg. that was the problem. it was 2 megs almost 3
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Also it needs to be horizontal! :D
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Mine worked, I am going to redo it though because I need to use a better pen :D

Very cool dM thanks so much for sharing!! :thumbsup:
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I also found that out. i get it there. the template is incorrect. it needs to be horizontel.
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whatlikesit12345: I have a network of friends (designers, webmasters, programmers, etc.) that I have built up over the years. One of them IM'd me today with the link.

I thought they were very clear about the image needing to be a gif.

Patience young Skywalker! (:


Musik: What good are the goodies if you don't share? 8)
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I found the hardest thing about this was maintaining a consistent baseline...btw
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if anyone knows.... do you write your upper and lower case letters all the same size and they do the conversion, or should i make the lowercase letters smaller as per normal? trés cool btw.
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If you notice on the template, there are little hash marks about a quarter of the way from the bottom of each cell. I interpreted this as a baseline, and therefore left an equivalent space above the uppercase characters. I further assumed that the lower case characters are sized relative to the size of the uppercase characters. If that makes any sense.
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Hmmm...the index of the site seems to be working but none of the sub-pages...? Just me?

Edit: Its working now and my font turned out sweet :D I'm definitley going to be using this for my essay due monday. Thanks dM!
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my scanner scans crooked :cry:
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yes it got it.

here is the link only if u want it

http://whatmistxfle.250free.com/My-Handwriting.ttf
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not too shaby
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[quote="digitalMedia"]whatlikesit12345: I have a network of friends (designers, webmasters, programmers, etc.) that I have built up over the years. One of them IM'd me today with the link.

I thought they were very clear about the image needing to be a gif.

Patience young Skywalker! (:


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