Windows 7/Fonts


Hello: I have Win7 Home Premium.I found a website that lets you upload a sample of your handwriting,and create your own unique font,all for free:  It works quite well,but I had to play around with it to get a good result.
Dumb question: If I send someone a document in my own special font,would they need the TTF file to be installed on their computer to read the document in my font?

Hello Michael

Yes, you are quite right, they would require the font be installed on their computer otherwise the computer will use something that is similar. Since this is a "truetype font" it will go through other truetype fonts on their computer, matching one that is similar.. my guess would be comic sans most likely.. that is, unless they have their settings for fonts to use a specific default when one is not installed.


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