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Handwriting Font App (With Video and Source Code)


By Kevin Hou

2 minute read

I recently programmed my own handwriting font app using Processing, a Java-based programming language. The program prompts the user's handwriting, stores it locally, then allows the user to type in their own handwriting. I spent many hours on this project, and I had a lot of fun making it!

Here is a video of the app in action.

I was very proud of this program. I spent a great deal of time on it and I was thrilled when I finally got it to work. Because of the complex nature of this project, I learned a great deal about both programming in Processing (PShapes, etc.) and the Watercolor Bot. My attempt at programming a "simple" word processor also revealed how difficult and complex Microsoft Office is.

If I had more time, I would add bold, italics, colored fonts, underlining, a curser, spell check, better line wrap, etc.

You can find the source code on GitHub: https://github.com/khou22/Handwriting-Font-App