PC Pro Podcast 295

On this week’s podcast: Google Glass gets a cinema-goer in trouble; we discuss whether Spotify needs to slash its prices; LogMeIn Free breathes its last; Microsoft extends security updates for Windows XP; and Adobe adds 3D printing support to Photoshop. Finally, Asus’ compact Windows tablet, the VivoTab Note 8, makes its case in hot hardware of the week.

Your handwriting… as a font!

Ever wanted to turn your own handwriting into a font? Well now you can! Its a very simple process (although it might shock you how childish your handwriting is if you are like me)

Simply go to http://www.myscriptfont.com

Download the template file

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 09.09.31

Complete it, scan it in greyscale at 300dpi, A4 and then upload, and hey-presto, you have your own font!

On the Mac its really easy to install (just double-click on the downloaded file and then click on the install font button), if you are on Windows its a bit more complicated, but there is a nice tutorial on the PC Pro Blog

You can use your own font on any website you make too, by using CSS3 like so:

@font-face
{
font-family: YourFontName;
src: url(yourfontnameinlowercase.ttf);
}

body
{
font-family: YourFontName;
font-size: 1.2em;
}

NB. Its important that your font file name is all in lowercase otherwise it  won’t work on Internet Explorer. I use size 1.2em as the handwriting font can be a bit on the small side for on-screen reading.

PS. If you hadn’t already realised, provided my CSS3 works on your browser, this post is in my handwriting!