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Apr. 21st, 2009

07:36 pm - YourFonts.com

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A block of text designed to show off two fonts based on my handwriting.

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From:cimeara
Date:April 22nd, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
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Thank you! Cool to know! ^_^
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From:aerofox
Date:April 22nd, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
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I think the first one would be good for speech balloons. Just my 2¢
But thats cool to be able to make your very own fonts ^_^
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From:jon_helfrich
Date:April 22nd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
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Awesome!

I have to agree with aerofox, KT handwriting seems more like what you use for diaries and pics.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
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Now that I look at it again, I think you're right.
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From:ceruleanst
Date:April 22nd, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
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There are other such services out there; Fontifier still appears to be $9.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
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Any comments about the quality of either site?
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From:ceruleanst
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
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I haven't used them, so I don't know.
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From:keeper1st
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
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I don't think anyone -- even me -- would want a Keeperian font.

http://users.sfo.com/~keeper/scribble.jpg
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 22nd, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
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That looks as challenging to decipher as 18th-century Scottish handwritten court documents.
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From:keeper1st
Date:April 22nd, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
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When I found that notepad, about seven or eight years later, it took me a few hours to figure out what it all said. Mostly I had to get a few words here and there and simply remember what the guy being interviewed was saying, and what happened in the race. That helped me to figure out the rest of it. That sort of pseudo-shorthand of mine was only meant to be good enough to remind me of what a guy had said. Since I was writing the article within a few hours of the press conference, my memory was good enough to remember what was said so long as I had just enough to jog it.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:April 22nd, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
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You have a future in the medical field, Keeper!
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From:nefaria
Date:April 22nd, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
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Darn, I could have gotten a free baptismal font, now it's too late...
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From:nicodemusrat
Date:April 22nd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Cool... Wish I'd known about this before it expired. :P Still, $15 (or $9, per Cerulean) isn't too bad.

What do you think of the quality of the font itself? Did the digitizing process seem to work smoothly? The results certainly look nice.

BTW, love the ambigram sig (if that's the correct term when it's rotational rather than reflected.).
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 22nd, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
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I like the font! I printed a template, wrote letter samples on it (each box has four marks on each side, indicating cap height, x-height, baseline and descender line), scanned it, did a little cleaning up (apparently my scanner bed wasn't quite as clean as I thought it was and there were a few globs), saved and uploaded, and then the font creation process was totally automatic.

The letters look just like my handwriting, although if I set it to a very high point size, I can see some odd tiny bumps on some of the edges, but it's nothing noticeable at normal sizes.

The term "ambigram" is correct for both rotated and reflected designs.
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From:wbwolf
Date:April 22nd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
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How extensive is the character set? Does it just cover the normal ASCII set, or does it cover at least some diacritics (umlaut, grave, acute, cedilla, tilde, etc.)?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 23rd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
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See for yourself. The template is two pages, with page 1 being the standard ASCII stuff, and page 2 being a whole bunch of fun foreign-language characters. The site will let you use just page 1, or both.

No Greek or Cyrillic, alas. I may install a font editing program (the site offers FontCreator) and put them in. :}

Edited at 2009-04-23 12:43 am (UTC)
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