Here’s how it works: visit the site, print a template, write the letters AS NEATLY AS POSSIBLE in predetermined boxes for each character, scan the template, upload it at the site and WAAAh-la! Your own personal lousy messy disaster of a font.
Or three, as I’ve demonstrated at left. The first two I did are below, but they are way too chunky and the dots kept getting sliced off. I think the marker should ideally be between these two sizes.
Oh – the site is called www.fontcapture.net. I did find another site called YourFonts (not putting a link in here – they don’t deserve one), but they offer a “free trial” or “free sample” or something, and then turn around and charge $10, plus $5 if you want an extended character set. fontcapture.net only offers a single page of characters, but at least it really is free. (at least for now while it’s still in beta so use it now while you can – apparently YourFonts was free last year, too; these days, it most definitely is not)
I decided to try to create a font so I could create Hebrew-verse copywork using the block print that Naomi Rivka is using this year. She doesn’t seem ready for script, and I don’t want to change things up right now, because she is having so much fun – and success! – with block print.
Anyway, my efforts at creating a font kind of didn’t go so well, so I resorted to simply writing the words and scanning them to put together this preliminary effort. Very basic, but still… I’m pretty pleased. Except with the handwriting! I am such a kindergarten baby in the World of Hebrew!
Eek. Midnight; I’m supposed to be getting good sleep these days.