Rescuing Handwriting By Turning it into a Font

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Thu, Oct 28th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

A group of Barcelona-based ad developers decided to rescue handwriting by co-opting the keyboard and turning it into a campaign for Pilot pens by allowing users to turn their own handwriting into a unique typographical font on a purpose-built website, Pilothandwriting.com.

As Cathal Kelly of The Toronto Star explains in his article, "The free process is simple. Print out a 5x10 grid on a sheet of paper. Insert your letters one-by-one, in upper- and lower-case. Either scan in the sheet or hold it up in front of your webcam, where it is captured and interpreted. Name your font. Begin typing. It all takes about five minutes. The results are astonishing.".

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