Thursday, December 11, 2008

Create your own fonts

I stumbled upon this whilst having a conversation about morse code with my students. We were looking at creating our own patterned codes and a student of mine said that he knew a site where you could make your own True Type fonts.

Here's the site intro: is a FREE online font generation service that allows you to create your own fonts within a couple of minutes. 100% Free! * Your own handwriting turned into your very own font for free * Optionally include your signature * Use your fonts on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux * Personalize your digital scrapbook pages * Make your own "family handwriting history" * Make as many fonts as you like * Use your fonts in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and every program that you own.

We followed the steps and downloaded the pdf template and they got busy creating their sequential codes. Some were very clever and others undecipherable but creative nonetheless.
You need a scanner to be able to do this, but the rest is easy. The students have had fun trying to problem solve the codes and sentences.

Here's a student font example and link to the font file.

Here's a hint:

Type the alphabet out in order to see the pattern. (Start with Caps)

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