Create a TrueType Font With Your Own Handwriting

  • Episode 335
  • February 18, 2014
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As a followup to Episode 102 (233 weeks ago), Robbie's sons (6 and 3) review how to create a font from our own handwriting. Welcoming Kelsey Jensen to the team.

Topics Covered:

  • {play 2:18}Feature: Zech Tech Episode 1: Turn Your Handwriting Into a Font at cat5.tv/ttf
    • On Episode 102, Robbie and Christy took a look at the tool used to create a truetype font from your own handwriting.
    • How to create a TrueType font (compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux) from your own handwriting (or that of your children).
    • Scanning your font template allows you to create a font with an easy to use online tool from YourFonts.
    • The cost to generate your own font is roughly $10, and a portion of that goes to support Category5 Technology TV.
  • {play 7:36}Check out the Category5 TV Merch Store for licensed merchandise.
  • {play 8:26}Welcome to Kelsey Jensen, the newest member of the Category5 TV team. A brief "get to know you" with Kelsey.
  • {play 15:18}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
    • The European Court of Justice says that websites can link to freely available content without the permission of the copyright holder.
    • Steam brings more than 530 games to Linux in its first year on the platform.
    • The anonymous online marketplace Silk Road 2 says it has been hacked resulting in the loss of all its customers’ bitcoins.
    • Another one of Back to the Future’s tech products is coming to market, and just in time for Marty to travel to 2015.
  • {play 25:32}Viewer Question: How can I hookup both ethernet and wifi at the same time on my computer?
  • {play 28:35}Viewer Question: My daughter wants to have video from the laptop up on the TV, but when she hooks it up, there is no sound. Do you have any suggestions?
  • {play 31:51}Viewer Comment: You were right about the memory leak when I asked about my DD-WRT script back on Episode 331. What I would like to know however, is how to interpret the output from the Linux top command.
  • {play 37:32}Viewer Question: I just got my dad his first laptop. He lives a ways away and I'd like to be able to provide him remote support. I know TeamViewer is awesome, but because he's on Linux I want to know if there is an alternative.
    • Robbie suggests still using TeamViewer for Linux use.
  • {play 43:41}Mac vs. PC - Gotta compare Apples to apples.
  • {play 46:58}Viewer Question: I'd like to harden the security on my Linux computer. What do you suggest?
  • {play 52:34}Viewer Comment: I have a Windows XP machine I need to convert to Linux. What distro do you recommend?
  • {play 57:18}Greetz to our newly registered viewers, and viewers from all around the world.
  • {play 58:46}Contest Announcement: Win a free copy of Telestream Wirecast 5 Pro!

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Kelsey Jensen

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Don't worry if you find something broken... this is a work in progress.


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I still need to fix several broken images and create more content... this is a huge undertaking! Enjoy!

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