Off and on, I've been learning fontforge, with bits of random advice from a few people. Some of this advice was good, some of it was.. not helpful to me. Here's what I did and where I am:
- Write out each letter in my handwriting several times so I can pick the best variant, on white printer paper at home
- Take several photographs of that paper with my digital camera, move those to computer
- Install the autotrace extension for fontforge
- Import the letters that were good into their spots, let autotrace try to approximate the letters
- Fix up the letters
The biggest problems so far appear to have been inadequate original images and poor photographs. I don't know if scanning would give me more reasonable traces, but, lacking a scanner (or easy access), I need to make more of an effort to avoid blur and to get a decent size. Some letters were photographed nicely though - the sample above is a success story. Anyhow, this is a work-in-progress. There's a good chance that in a few months I'll know a lot better and redo everything. It's still fun.