How to add your own handwriting as your system font on your Android smartphone and tablets
We all are aware that Android smartphones are best known for the n degree of customizations and hundreds of themes. But did you know that you can use your own handwriting for all Android smartphone menus, app names and even WhatsApp conversations? This is what makes Android ecosystem different from others, as it not only allows you to give a personal touch to your device but also make it unique from others.
In this article, we will show how you can use your own handwriting as a font on your Android smartphone. However, to do this, you need to have a rooted Android device. You also need to have MyScriptFont and IFont app installed on your device to accomplish the task.
Follow the steps below:
Go to MyScriptFont.
Download the template as PDF or PNG format and print it.
Use a Black pen and fill that form and scan it in at anything between 300-600 dpi or open it in a paint program (or any other) to fill it out.
Now upload Scanned template.
Give a name to your font.
Click on Start.
Wait till it generates the output. Download generated .ttf file and paste it on your SD card.
Now, download and open iFont app (Note: ifont works only on rooted smartphones/tablets). Click on “My Font” Tab. Then, click on “Click this” text.
Navigate to your .ttf file path and select your .ttf file. Then, click on set. Go ahead and set your font.
Voila, it’s done. You can now enjoy your device with your own font.
[Tip: If you want to add support for more characters, more languages, you can use Font Painter Site (Follow procedure from here: Font Painter tutorial) and then continue from step 8]
As mentioned earlier, you need to have a rooted device for the handwriting feature to work out. However, non-rooted users need not get disappointed. Follow the steps mentioned below:
• Follow all the steps until iFont.
• Don’t use iFont.
• Instead, download HiFont
• Download .tff file and paste it into HiFont directory.
• Go to My Fonts in HiFont, click scan.
• Click your font and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Check out the video in action: