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Cynthia Handwriting 1.503 (OBSOLETE) by unjamie Cynthia Handwriting 1.503 (OBSOLETE) by unjamie
This deviation is obsolete and will be eligible for deletion on 2015-09-29. Please see Cynthia Handwriting 2.0 to get the latest version of this font.

It has much improved Hangeul (for Korean) as well as horizontal metrics, including kerning, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic text. It also has many more natural handwritten ligatures.
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:iconlacroa:
Lacroa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful and so natural <3
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconotnemit:
Otnemit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
That's a great font. You made my day! Thanks!
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:iconchocjr:
chocjr Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
i love your font, very clean and neat.it's such a pleasant to see them.could u teach me how to write 'a' like yours?
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:iconbajanmightyena:
BajanMightyena Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty, wish I could write like this, because then I'd have neater handwriting and I'd be able to read my notes much, much easier. Mine are still readable, but yours is definitely outmatching mine. c;
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:iconazurenoon:
AzureNoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This font is very pleasing to look at, and I am reminded of my own handwriting, though mine isn't anywhere near as neat as yours. You did a really great job with this font. :D
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I'm glad you liked it!
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:iconrunicrules:
runicrules Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I like this font, I enjoy the look of anything neatly handwritten.. :)
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks for the kind comment, even if it's late it's still appreciated :)
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:iconjenarijoe:
JenariJoe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Great looking font!
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Thanks! And thanks for adding this font to your favo(u)rites, too.
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:iconwhitepowerman:
Whitepowerman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Handwriting samples, Ґ is the letter after Г.
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:iconwhitepowerman:
Whitepowerman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Please add Cyrillic letter "Ґ" (Ukrainian).
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I would, but I don't know how I would handwrite this. Do I curve it upwards, or give it a straight segment?
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:iconwhitepowerman:
Whitepowerman Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Sample letter Ґ:
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Thank you for the two samples.

However, they are typed, not handwritten, and I saw the letter correctly in your comment, so the samples add very little information.

I did the Russian alphabet letters in my font with another typed font as a base (as well as searching for handwriting samples on Google), then writing on paper. But I would like samples of handwriting for this letter, because of the awkward positioning of its ascender.
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:iconlucian-ciel:
Lucian-Ciel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks very cool
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:iconvaliant188:
Valiant188 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This is really cool.
We have some similarities in our written pasts: my handwriting was always mistaken for a girl's, forced "speed-writing" caused me to develop shorthand, I don't use cursive, and I have pretty handwriting today (although most of what I write is notes for myself, so I don't jazz it up).

Now I'm more curius than I was before: How do you make your handwriting into a typeface?
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Yay, a making-of request post!

To answer you first, I also take notes in a sloppier version of how this font looks, but not by that much. And I'm about to change some letters, because I still do my t's without the curl at the bottom, except when there are two t's together, or when t is followed by an h or is at the end of a word. I know, I'm weird.

How I made this typeface is basically 4 steps repeated ad infinitum:

1. Scan a sheet full of characters, at 1200 DPI, grayscale.

2. Copy-paste a character from the sheet file (I use The Gimp, you could use anything) to a new character in your font editor (I use FontForge, you could use anything, like FontLab).

3. Trace the character using the curve point tool. Adjust the weight so that some characters don't appear "thinner" than others due to scanner lighting changes or thinner pen strokes (in FontForge, Element/Style/Change Weight).

4. Kern. This makes some letter pairs look more natural, and creates the 'oo' and 'tt' ligatures that I often make while writing by hand.

Some characters can be done using references, like = ref:e + ref:`. Those are faster to make. :)

And then you export as TrueType with a 'kern' table and a 'GPOS' table, for OpenType.

Hope this helped!
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:iconestebanarbilla:
estebanarbilla Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
GREAT FONT!
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thanks :)

Out of curiosity, is there anything you like in particular about it?
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:iconestebanarbilla:
estebanarbilla Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL I LIKE THE FACT THAT IT REALLY IS A HANDWRITING FONT, SOME OTHER PEOPLE MAKE THEM BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK AS GOOD, AND IT REALLY SEEMS LIKE YOU PUT SOME GOOD TIME ON IT.
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AlicornMoonstar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your printing is so pretty :)!
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Thanks :D How's yours?

(I'm quite curious about handwritings, lol.)
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:iconalicornmoonstar:
AlicornMoonstar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always been told it is very neat (not as neat as your's) because all I've ever used is print with my learning disability. (I am very stubborn and my grade school teachers were lazy ;). ) Maybe someday I will upload some :3
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Even without a learning disability I still never use cursive anymore; at the end of elementary school, when the teachers said cursive wasn't mandatory anymore for homework, I started using print :D

I'll +watch you so I can see it if you upload some scans of your handwriting, too :P
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:iconalicornmoonstar:
AlicornMoonstar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cursive just always made me feel like it was a waste of time :P. All but signing my name I mean :)
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
How glad I am to see someone think like me about cursive! Hehe.

Oh, and in reply to this part of the Artist's Comments on your handwriting:

> Do alot of people just have one style for real writing and one for showing others? I know I sort of do :)

This handwriting here is what I usually use even for memos to myself and stuff like that. It's also in my travel log from England (all the photos up to this point on my account are from there) and in my Premonition deviation.
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:iconalicornmoonstar:
AlicornMoonstar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I know your's is real :) It is easy to see that your writing and mine are everyday (although your's is much prettier :3) but sometimes I see other handwriting fonts here that say that they are what the poster always uses everyday and you can sort of tell that they are trying to [link] [link] impress someone :P
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Well, lol, I'd be skeptical of a font having hearts in the middle of letters like B; no person really does that. :D

Though I did see some girls hearting their i's (ı + ♡ ), it's rare in practice <_<
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:iconazibel:
Azibel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Veeery nice :) And I should have you know, our Y's look the same! My handwriting changed for some reason. However, the lowercase a's are unchanged. Odd.
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Check out U+0251 (LATIN SMALL LETTER ALPHA) in the new version of the font; is that like yours?
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:iconazibel:
Azibel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Yep! If I made a handwriting font, teachers would hate me. My "messy" handwriting may look neat to the guys at school, but I think it's atrocious!
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Yay :D

Your a's are still o's with small tails, hmm?
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:iconazibel:
Azibel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
yup :o
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:iconmistymaple:
mistymaple Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I really love the idea of turning your own handwriting into a font. It makes everything you do using the computer so much more personal to you.
Lovely handwriting too of course :D
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
> I really love the idea of turning your own handwriting into a font. It makes everything you do using the computer so much more personal to you.
Yeah, a font of one's handwriting has so many uses :D Printing, showing off, using as your default font (hehe, I have it plastered everywhere on my Linux computer). But some of the Downloaders you see to the right could have used this font as their default, too; I even know of one who has it on his iPhone! :P So much for personal, I guess, but it's still not as widespread as Tahoma or Comic Sans MS.

> Lovely handwriting too of course :D
Thankies :)
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swisstoblerone Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
nice font and nice story! :)
and thanks for adding accented characters (i'm one of those people who uses them).
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Thanks, I'm glad you like the story and font ^_^

And I have a need for the accented characters too; well, many scripts, really. But I use the accented characters because my native language is French. And I might as well release those too :P
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:iconluizimo:
Luizimo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
good work! Isn't easy to find a font whit accute's, also it's complete, thanks.

why did tou do that like this?
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:iconunjamie:
unjamie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
(If you downloaded version 0.310, or if you downloaded version 0.320 before I posted this reply, please redownload it. I fixed a couple errors with metrics on ß and ð.)

> good work!
Thanks for that.

> Isn't easy to find a font whit accute's, also it's complete, thanks.
Aye, I decided to make a font with most accents because my first language is French; I don't know if I would have bothered to do accents if I was a native English speaker :)

I want to do Cyrillic and Greek too, Japanese katakana/hiragana if possible, and Hangul (Hangeul). More scripts to come if I feel like it. I'm glad you like the fact that my font has a full first 256 characters :)

> why did tou do that like this?
Sorry, I don't get what 'that' and 'this' are :(
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