Pilot Handwriting

Posted in Art, Design, Other Stuff, Uncategorized, viral by tomgooday on June 22, 2010

‘Hello, ready to write by hand on the computer?’

That is what you are greeted with when visit http://www.pilothandwriting.com/en/

This site allows you to capture you own handwriting and output it as a font for use on a computer. A really clever idea, one that many people have tried to do before but unsuccessfully.

Capture all of the characters in the template

Via one of three options

1. Webcam – Print out the template and then fill it out and hold it up to the camera.

2. Scanner – Print out the template and fill it out, then scan it in and save it as a .jpg

3. Digital camera – Print out the template, fill it out with your characters and the then take a picture and upload it as a .jpg

Once uploaded your own unique font is created for you to use as you wish.

Excellent idea well executed.


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  1. jrtufo said, on June 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    silly question, must one use a pilot brand pen for this ap to work?

  2. tomgooday said, on June 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Yes I believe you do, that is one draw back I guess.

  3. M Kleper said, on June 28, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Hello. I see the video at that site, but I do not see where I download the template and then scan it. Can you help?

  4. tomgooday said, on June 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Go to the website, log in and then print the template out…

  5. glenda said, on July 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    do you have to use particular pen for this program or can one use pointed pen used for calligraphy to get thick and thins of letters?

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