Write by Hand…on Your Computer!


Pilot Handwriting demonstration (via youtube.com)

This strikes me as a great first step, but one that’s not particularly enticing to me. On the other hand, if Pilot Handwriting could leap frog forward a couple of paces, I would be extremely interested. Here’s what I mean:

  • I’d like to be able to use a plugin for MSWord that would let me write and print in my own handwriting. Especially if image quality and print quality is good, this would be an amazing way to personalize correspondence.
  • I’d like to be able to use a plugin with Dragon Naturally Speaking or some other voice recognition software to transcribe dictation directly into printable notes. Just think of the thank you notes and letters you could catch up on while commuting!
  • I’d like to be able to have the new font I’ve created from my handwriting be available via online database so that I could blog in my handwritten font and have my reader’s browser call up the font and see my words as I’d have scribbled them on the back of a cocktail napkin.

How would you use a font derived from your own handwriting?

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