Fonts That Look Handwritten

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Microsoft Office products come with handwriting fonts integrated into the program. You can also download fonts for free on the Internet or purchase font packages online or at office supply stores. For signatures on letters or other documents, look for fonts like Bradley Hand, Mistral, Freestyle Script or Vladimir Script. Not all printers can reproduce the fonts as they appear on the screen. TrueType fonts work best with Windows programs and are easily reproduced by most printers.

Fancy Fonts

  • Use one of the more formal fonts such as Edwardian Script, Kuntsler Script or Palace Royal to create beautiful "handwritten" letters or text. These fonts produce type that is easy to read with a bit of flair on the capital letters. The delicate and fanciful structure of the capital letters in these fonts makes them more difficult to read if capital letters are used in succession, such as IRS, NBC or CIA.

Calligriphic Fonts

  • Calligraphy fonts like Lucida Calligraphy are most commonly used for party or wedding invitations and announcements, with the appearance of having been written with a fountain pen. In the same genre and closely resembling the Lucida Calligraphy font is Monotype Corsiva. Both fonts have a slight slant on the lettering and graceful curves on the ascending and descending characters. BlackAdder is similar in characteristics to both fonts, with the addition of loops on the capital letters.

Informal Fonts

  • You can find fonts online that look as though they were written by children, or teenage girls, with curly or squiggly lettering and circles for periods and dots over the lower-case letter "i." Other informal fonts look as though they were written in felt pen, like Brush Script. You may find a font that closely resembles your own handwriting.

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