Update: They now allow you to create font for free, but you have to pay to download that to your computer.
Ever wished you had a font that was in your own handwriting. Your wish can come true now, that too for Free! FontCapture is a free web based tool to create free fonts from your own handwriting. This program enables you to create new fonts in your handwriting, and then use it on your computer.
To create a new font, you need a printer and a scanner. You first download the template file from FontCapture. It is a 1 page file that you need to print out. In this, you need to write each of the character in your handwriting. This will serve as the final font that will be created. After filling in the template sheet, you need to scan the sheet and upload it to FontCapture. After that, FontCapture will create a font file from your handwriting. Once the font file has been created, you can download it to your PC or Mac, and start using it immediately.
Whole process of creating fonts from your handwriting is quite easy, and works very well. The whole idea is very novel, and the best part is that you do not need to download or install anything, and it is completely free.
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You can create the font for free…
But if you want to download it and be able to use it, you have to PAY!
@Vynson: It used to be completely at the time we wrote about it. I have updated the article to reflect that font download is not free.
Font Capture is NOT free!
@James: The font creation part is free, but download is not free anymore. We updated our article earlier to reflect that.