[Guide] How to use your own handwriting as a font in android

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hello friends,
today in this tutorial i'll show you how to use your own handwriting as font in android

before starting you need rooted android device ....
but if you are having non-rooted device then give a try to @BenCkay13 's method written in this post


android is usually know for its customization and themes. having your own handwriting in as a font for android will make your device unique from others it adds more personal touch to your device.
we are going to use MyScriptFont and IFont app achieve our goal.
Tip: if you want to add support for more characters, more languages you can use Font Painter Site (follow procedure from here :- Font Painter tutorial) and follow then continue from step 8

Steps :

1. Go to MyScriptFont
Slide2.png

2. Download the templete as pdf or png and print it.
3. use a Black pen and fill that form and scan it in at anything between 300-600 dpi or open it in a paint program (or any other) to fill it out .
Slide4.png

4. Now upload Scanned template .
5. Give a name to your font
6. Click on Start
Slide5.png

7. Wait till it generates the output Download generated .ttf file and paste it on your SD card.
8. Now download and open iFont app
Note : ifont works on Rooted device only
Click on “My Font” Tab.
Click on “Click this” text
Slide9.png

9. Navigate to your .ttf file path select your .ttf file
Slide10.png

Click on set. Now set your font

That's It. now enjoy your device with your own font.

here is my result of my handwriting :v


Slide12.png
i have made video too check it out.....

For Non-rooted users Give it a try :)

You can also do this with a non rooted phone as well.
Follow all steps up until iFont.
Don't use iFont.
Download HiFont
Download .tff file and paste it into HiFont directory.
Go to My Fonts in HiFont, click scan.
Click your font then follow the on screen instructions to complete

Suggestion
if your handwriting doesn't look like natural writing :rolleyes:. print the template at a smaller size and fill it out (this way you can write smaller and also with a thinner pen ;)), since the actual size is not that relevant for the scan.

Please Do Share your Fonts Wallpaper & ScreenShot : here
Don't spam this Thread


Special Thanks :fingers-crossed::laugh:
BenClay13 Method for non-rooted devices
adeckpm for informing about Font Painter Site and missing characters solution
Artificial_Intelligence for Suggestion
wolfballz for pointing out mistakes (now corrected in thread )

Thank you...:):cowboy::cowboy:


Credits :

MyScriptFont Site :silly:
iFont App :silly:
 
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enaybee

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but this would only show on the device where its installed ... right?
it would be even better if it would show as-is on other devices too i.e. when I send sms/whatsapp messages to other people ...
in any case, cool tutorial OP. Thanks.
 

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That's legible at least. Mine looks like WW2 codes that needs a decryption book to understand it.

Sent from my XT1033 running good ol' Stock ROM

Mine is also hardly legible. If I write, I can't read the text within a minute. My teacher said that it's better for me to use the computer for school etc., but now I'm hardly doing school stuff at the school computers and good ol' Kim Yong Un would use it for encrypted letters.
 
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Mine is also hardly legible. If I write, I can't read the text within a minute. My teacher said that it's better for me to use the computer for school etc., but now I'm hardly doing school stuff at the school computers and good ol' Kim Yong Un would use it for encrypted letters.

Well my writing isn't that bad that I can't read it myself. Over the years I have improved my handwriting but its not that good still.

It seems we are also going off topic. Lets stop before a mod comes in. ?

Sent from my XT1033 running good ol' Stock ROM
 

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I tried this but it came out all messed up. Looks nothing like my entered characters.

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Ok, understood. I need to use thick/ bold point pen. i used the regular one used for day to day writing.
 

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    hello friends,
    today in this tutorial i'll show you how to use your own handwriting as font in android

    before starting you need rooted android device ....
    but if you are having non-rooted device then give a try to @BenCkay13 's method written in this post


    android is usually know for its customization and themes. having your own handwriting in as a font for android will make your device unique from others it adds more personal touch to your device.
    we are going to use MyScriptFont and IFont app achieve our goal.
    Tip: if you want to add support for more characters, more languages you can use Font Painter Site (follow procedure from here :- Font Painter tutorial) and follow then continue from step 8

    Steps :

    1. Go to MyScriptFont
    Slide2.png

    2. Download the templete as pdf or png and print it.
    3. use a Black pen and fill that form and scan it in at anything between 300-600 dpi or open it in a paint program (or any other) to fill it out .
    Slide4.png

    4. Now upload Scanned template .
    5. Give a name to your font
    6. Click on Start
    Slide5.png

    7. Wait till it generates the output Download generated .ttf file and paste it on your SD card.
    8. Now download and open iFont app
    Note : ifont works on Rooted device only
    Click on “My Font” Tab.
    Click on “Click this” text
    Slide9.png

    9. Navigate to your .ttf file path select your .ttf file
    Slide10.png

    Click on set. Now set your font

    That's It. now enjoy your device with your own font.

    here is my result of my handwriting :v


    Slide12.png
    i have made video too check it out.....

    For Non-rooted users Give it a try :)

    You can also do this with a non rooted phone as well.
    Follow all steps up until iFont.
    Don't use iFont.
    Download HiFont
    Download .tff file and paste it into HiFont directory.
    Go to My Fonts in HiFont, click scan.
    Click your font then follow the on screen instructions to complete

    Suggestion
    if your handwriting doesn't look like natural writing :rolleyes:. print the template at a smaller size and fill it out (this way you can write smaller and also with a thinner pen ;)), since the actual size is not that relevant for the scan.

    Please Do Share your Fonts Wallpaper & ScreenShot : here
    Don't spam this Thread


    Special Thanks :fingers-crossed::laugh:
    BenClay13 Method for non-rooted devices
    adeckpm for informing about Font Painter Site and missing characters solution
    Artificial_Intelligence for Suggestion
    wolfballz for pointing out mistakes (now corrected in thread )

    Thank you...:):cowboy::cowboy:


    Credits :

    MyScriptFont Site :silly:
    iFont App :silly:
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    That's legible at least. Mine looks like WW2 codes that needs a decryption book to understand it.

    Sent from my XT1033 running good ol' Stock ROM
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    Oh look portal mentioned this thread.

    Sent from my XT1033 running good ol' Stock ROM

    Yup :D:D:D Thanks bro for letting me know about it :cowboy:
    Thank you xda for mentioning this thread
    it means a lot to me :laugh:
    Where did you get that iron man image for your wallpaper on your phone?
    some one from xda-ot fb group posted a wallpapers i got that from there
    you can download it from here :
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3GFKcEsqlB4ZUNuY21VRUdXUEE/view?usp=sharing


    I tried this but it came out all messed up. Looks nothing like my entered characters.

    attachment.php


    Ok, understood. I need to use thick/ bold point pen. i used the regular one used for day to day writing.

    i used Black Gel pen ;)
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    I'd rather not do this because of my horrible handwriting but none the less great guide!

    Sent from my XT1033 running good ol' Stock ROM
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    I'd rather not do this because of my horrible handwriting but none the less great guide!

    Sent from my XT1033 running good ol' Stock ROM
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