How to Use Your Own Handwriting as Font on Android

Android smartphones are known for their customization capabilities. You can change almost anything on the Android device using several mods, apps, and themes. Fonts are one of the most customizable components in Android ecosystem. There are a lot of 3rd party apps that let you use custom fonts on your device. But, did you know that you can use your own handwriting as a font in Android? It’s quite simple to use your own handwriting as a font on Android devices.

Yes, you can create your own font and upload it to the Internet as well. The best thing is you could see everything on your device in your own handwriting. Well, this is true if your handwriting is at least a bit appealing unlike mine (Yep, my handwriting sucks). In this tutorial, we will see how to use your own handwriting as a font in Android devices. This tutorial works for both rooted and non-rooted Android devices. So, without any further ado, let’s start with the tutorial.

How to Use Your Own Handwriting as Font on Android

The MyScriptFont website will be soon closed in favor of their new and improved service Calligraphr. Unlike MyScriptFont, Calligraphr is available as both paid and free versions. The free version is similar to the old service while the paid version gives you more options at $6.90 per month fee.

  1. Go to Calligraphr website and click on “Get Started Free” button to start. This will take you to a registration page where you sign up for free. You can also use the “Quick test our technology! No login required” column on the right side of the website to try the software without logging in.
  2. Download the template in PDF or PNG format. You can directly download it in PDF or PNG format.
  3. Take a print of the template and fill it using a good black pen. Make sure the characters are readable.
    calligraphr print
  4. Scan the filled sheet with a scanner (don’t take a snap from your phone, it didn’t work out well) at 300-600 DPI to ensure the quality.
  5. Now, visit the Calligraphr website once again and upload the scanned template. Click on “Generate Font”
  6. Download the generated font (.ttf) file and transfer it your Android device.
  7. Download 3rd-party applications like iFont (for rooted users) or HiFont (non-rooted users) on your device.
    Rooted Users: 

    iFont(Expert of Fonts)

    diyun Personalization Free


    Non-Rooted Users:

    HiFont – Cool Font Text Free + Galaxy FlipFont

    Hi Fonts Personalization Free


  8. Now, follow the below instructions to set your handwriting as a font on your Android smartphone.
    • In the iFont app, open MY tab and click on My Font » select ‘click this’ to pick your font from SDcard. It’ll open a preview, click on Set button to set your own handwriting as a font.
    • On non-rooted Android devices, copy the .ttf file to HiFont directory in your SDcard. Open Hifont app, click scan and your font should be listed. Click on your font and set it as the system font.

So, how did it feel to see your own handwriting as a font on your Android device?

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