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snkTab
May 12, 2005, 06:30 AM
You write and scan, they turn your handwritting into a font.

http://www.fontifier.com

You have to fill out little boxes, I would have liked to have seen them take cuts from a actual bit of text you would write.



iSaint
May 12, 2005, 06:37 AM
That wouldn't be a pretty sight. Neat idea though!

redeye be
May 12, 2005, 06:41 AM
after all these years that i've been trying to write arial...

munkle
May 12, 2005, 06:52 AM
Whilst we're on the subject of fonts, anybody have a clue what font this is?:

munkle
May 12, 2005, 08:39 AM
Bumpity bump.

Pretty please, anybody?...

Oh and sorry to hijack the thread, I just didn't want to start a new one.

PlaceofDis
May 12, 2005, 08:46 AM
thats awesome, ive actually considered stuff like this before, i might actually do it sometime now....sorry munkle i dont know what font that is, but i want to know two now....

Mr. Anderson
May 12, 2005, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the bump - I'm probably going to do this handwriting - it will come in handy. I have an Architecture background so way back when I used to spend time working on my *font* - this is in the mid 80s, so it was all by hand for me back then :D

The trick will be figuring out which pen to use to get the right look...

And I don't know that font, btw. Where did you find it?

D

munkle
May 12, 2005, 08:56 AM
A friend showed me a sample of that font and I've been hankering for it ever since. I'm trying to design my own site with a relaxed sketchy feel and that font would be perfect. Oh and my friend doesn't know where it's from either, nor does he have any more samples :rolleyes:

iSaint
May 12, 2005, 09:10 AM
Whilst we're on the subject of fonts, anybody have a clue what font this is?:

Looks like a form of Bradley Hand ITC

Don't panic
May 12, 2005, 09:16 AM
neat gizmo.
I'll consider getting it. it wold be even better if they had you write a pre-decided paragraph and then extrapolate the letters from there, so they would appear in their natural "flow". That i would get for sure.

munkle
May 12, 2005, 09:26 AM
Looks like a form of Bradley Hand ITC

That's the closest of come as well. It's close but not quite the same, it's not so 'sharp' for the lack of a better word.

I also tried WhatTheFont (http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/) but it wasn't that great.

iGav
May 12, 2005, 03:15 PM
I also tried WhatTheFont (http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/) but it wasn't that great.

I've just spent the last hour and a half skimming through my fonts, and whilst I've found similar ones, I've not found 'the' one you want. :(

Post the sample on the Typophile (http://www.typophile.com/forums/) site, the folk on there are freakishly knowledgeable when it comes to all things type ;)

Lacero
May 12, 2005, 03:26 PM
Whilst we're on the subject of fonts, anybody have a clue what font this is?:
Here's the closest font I've found on my system. It's called Wolf Regular.

munkle
May 12, 2005, 03:40 PM
I've just spent the last hour and a half skimming through my fonts, and whilst I've found similar ones, I've not found 'the' one you want. :(

Post the sample on the Typophile (http://www.typophile.com/forums/) site, the folk on there are freakishly knowledgeable when it comes to all things type ;)

Thanks a lot iGav. Funnily enough, I was thinking of you when posting the font - in a definite macho MR font expert type of way, rather than anything else!! :eek: :p

Here's the closest font I've found on my system. It's called Wolf Regular.

Lacero good sir, you are a star. I think that font will do very nicely.

Thank you again for all the help and sorry for hijacking the thread!

StarbucksSam
May 12, 2005, 09:26 PM
That sounds like a kind of cool idea. I might have to do that. Really. I'll call it... Sam 16. LOL.

MacFan25863
May 12, 2005, 09:41 PM
I remember hearing of a site awhile ago where you could do this for free. Anyone know what it is?

joetronic
May 13, 2005, 11:50 AM
I didn't buy it, but here is my preview. I think I need to take handwriting classes. Nerver relise how bad it is untill you see it like this.

iGav
May 13, 2005, 01:06 PM
Thanks a lot iGav. Funnily enough, I was thinking of you when posting the font - in a definite macho MR font expert type of way, rather than anything else!! :eek: :p

I'm touched... heheheh :p

Did you find out what it was on Typophile?

snkTab
May 13, 2005, 08:25 PM
I didn't buy it, but here is my preview. I think I need to take handwriting classes. Nerver relise how bad it is untill you see it like this.

As the saying goes... you could just become a doctor.

Mr. Anderson
May 13, 2005, 08:30 PM
As the saying goes... you could just become a doctor.


no - its still legible

I'm going to do it soon and see how it comes out.

D

SodaPopMonster
May 13, 2005, 09:11 PM
I Have been on a long font hunt as well, exept i don'y have a sample.

The font was called MacRadical or something like that ( i'm sure that it had radical somewhere in it)
this was way back when we used to work on those cute little macs at school....ah, i miss those :(

monster

p.s. Sorry for hijacking the thread, but this seems like the right thread to ask...

munkle
May 14, 2005, 04:12 AM
I'm touched... heheheh :p

Did you find out what it was on Typophile?

Man, those guys are good!

Turns out it's a font called augie (http://www.speakeasy.org/~ecf/alphabet.htm), how would they know that?!! :p

munkle
May 14, 2005, 04:16 AM
I Have been on a long font hunt as well, exept i don'y have a sample.

The font was called MacRadical or something like that ( i'm sure that it had radical somewhere in it)
this was way back when we used to work on those cute little macs at school....ah, i miss those :(

monster

p.s. Sorry for hijacking the thread, but this seems like the right thread to ask...

Have you tried doing a search at somewhere like MyFonts (http://www.myfonts.com/findfonts.html)? A search (http://www.myfonts.com/search?advanced=1&params%5Bsearchtype%5D=normal&search%5Btext%5D=radical&params%5Bboolean%5D=and) for 'radical' only brings up 382 results...happy scrolling!

iGav
May 14, 2005, 05:42 AM
Man, those guys are good!

Turns out it's a font called augie (http://www.speakeasy.org/~ecf/alphabet.htm), how would they know that?!! :p

I know, they're amazing aren't they. :)

I used to work with a guy who had a similar encyclopedic knowledge of typefaces, if he didn't know what a typeface was (which was very rare) he'd point you in the direction of one that was almost identical. :eek:

virividox
May 14, 2005, 05:55 AM
hey i like that font :) thanks i think ill dl :D

chameeeleon
May 21, 2005, 07:36 PM
I was going to guess AEnigma Scrawl (one of my fav sketchy fonts), but after downloading augie I actually like it a lot more - seems more organized, less... well, scrawly. I'm very glad you hijacked this thread, lol. Someone should start a "favourite [non standard] font" thread.

EDIT: Apparently I'm blind. Two threads below this was the favourite font topic I was after. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=124521)