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The Scriptalizer™ Software

What is the Scriptalizer™ software?

To add variations to your Premium 'Ultra' font you will need to use our Scriptalizer™ software.

The Scriptalizer™ handwriting generator is unique handwriting font enhancement software, used in conjunction with the Premium 'Ultra' handwriting font service, that adds an additional level of realism to handwriting fonts.

The Scriptalizer is available in five different formats:

Web Application

Scriptalizer - Free web based applicationPrice: FREE
A free-to-use web based version of the software, suitable for most types of users, that allows the user to manually convert text (either by typing into the program or copy and pasting). The resulting output can then be copied into any application that uses TrueType Fonts. This page introduces this version of the software.
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Microsoft® Word® Template

Scriptalizer - Word TemplatePrice: £49.95 ($ *) one-off payment.
This Microsoft® Word® (Windows only) template replaces our previous plugin and makes it even easier to type in your handwriting font and add variation with the Scriptalizer™ software, all without leaving Microsoft® Word®. All you need to do is start a new document using the template and, once you've typed your text using a Premium 'Ultra' font, use Ctrl + Alt + s to add the Scriptalizer variation. (Internet connection required).
Note: The Microsoft® Word® template is not compatible with single line fonts as they require software such as Inkscape that can handle this type of font.
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Embedded In The Hershey Advanced and AxiDraw Merge Inkscape Extensions

(For Use With Single Line Fonts and the AxiDraw Pen Plotter)

Scriptalizer - Hershey AdvancedPrice: Free to AxiDraw users
AxiDraw customers can access the Scriptalizer™ functionality via the Hershey Advanced and AxiDraw Merge Inkscape extensions, meaning that the character variations will be added automatically when the font is rendered to single line.
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Scriptalizer™ API Webservice

Scriptalizer - API NEW! Self-Hosted Version - Price: £49.95 ($ *) per year (annual payment) or
Hosted by Quantum Enterprises - Price: £99.95 ($ *) per year (annual payment)
The Scriptalizer™ API webservice provides a standard interface, defined by WSDL, to allow licensed 3rd parties to access Scriptalizer™ functionality. The API returns a Scriptalized text string.
The version hosted by Quantum Enterprises has usage limits, whereas the self-hosted version is only limited by your server's capabilities.
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Application Embeddable DLL Version

Scriptalizer - DLLPrice: £299.95 ($ *) one-off payment.
The application embeddable DLL version of the software, allows the user to embed the Scriptalizer™ logic within their own application, generating "handwritten" output programmatically. This version of the Scriptalizer™ is also COM-compatible and can be invoked in MS Office applications and others that support COM interoperability.
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The remainder of this page introduces the web based version of the Scriptalizer™. It is recommended that potential users of the other versions also acquaint themselves with this version to help them understand how the software functions.

How the Scriptalizer™ works

  1. Type or paste some text into the top window of the Scriptalizer™.
  2. Convert it using the Scriptalize button.
  3. The converted text will look like realistic handwriting in the lower window!

If you want to use the output in a word processor (such as Microsoft® Word®), here's what you need to do:

  1. Install a Premium 'Ultra' font on your system. You'll need have your own handwriting converted into a font, or purchase one of our pre-made fonts to use it fully. (Make sure you can see it in the fonts list.)
  2. Copy the text from the bottom window and paste it into your Word processor. This will look like lots of strange symbols until you change the font.
  3. Highlight the text (the symbols) and change it to the handwriting font.
  4. The symbols turn into realistic looking handwriting!

Watch the Video

The video below explains the theory of how the Scriptalizer™ software works, and gives a tour of the software interface.

The Scriptalizer™ Software is used with the Premium 'Ultra' handwriting font service. The service embeds up to 318 additional characters in the font (depending on which font version you are using), which are accessed and replaced by the software. The software replaces the 'standard' characters with alternatives on a semi-random basis. These replacements include:

  • individual replacement letters
  • replacement letter pairs
  • replacement starting letters
  • replacement ending letters
  • starting letter strokes (according to a unique configuration file)
  • ending letter strokes (according to a unique configuration file)
  • letter strokes proceeding lower case letters after capitals (according to a unique configuration file)

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These variations another level of naturalness to your handwriting font.

The Premium 'Ultra' service is therefore associated with unique aspects of your handwriting style. This gives the fonts the most realistic and natural look you could imagine!

Example of Scriptalizer 'error'

The Scriptalizer™ can optionally add occasional 'error' characters* as if you'd had a slip of the pen and crossed it out. You have the option to ask the Scriptalizer™ to add these 'mistakes' at a frequency you choose (from none to 1 in 5,000 up to 5-letter words). The Scriptalizer™ will take the next word when it is time to create a 'mistake', randomly change one letter, and then cross it out.

* Error characters are not available in all pre-made Premium 'Ultra' fonts.

Animation showing variations with a Premium 'Ultra' font

The fonts are of an exceptionally high quality, because the connections of each letter to the next have individually been worked with to produce a truly accurate reproduction of the original handwriting.

View Example Premium 'Ultra' font (PDF file)

The Premium 'Ultra' Service is required to get the best results for cursive (joined up) handwriting, but also significantly improves the realism of printed handwriting styles.

If you haven't purchased a custom-made Premium 'Ultra' font yet you can still try the Scriptalizer™ and see how it works using the 'Try The Scriptalizer™' button below. As a non-registered customer there is access to over 60 pre-made Premium 'Ultra' fonts.

If you subsequently want use any of the pre-made Premium 'Ultra' fonts in a word processor for example, either for personal or commercial use, there is the option to purchase the fonts available at a very reasonable price.

Registered customers who have had their own handwriting converted into a Premium 'Ultra' font will receive a unique login and password, which will allow them access to their own font(s).

System Requirements

The Scriptalizer™ Software is a web based application that only requires a modern web browser and internet connection to use.

Any computer capable of running the following web browsers:

Internet Explorer version 9.0+, Chrome version 4.0+, Firefox* version 3.5+, Safari version 3.1+, Opera version 10.0+

Please Note: We have identified a bug in Firefox for Mac that incorrectly encodes at least one special character, so do not recommend using this browser on the Mac.

The output from the Scriptalizer™ can be copied and pasted into any application that uses TrueType fonts*.

* Note 1: The output from the Scriptalizer™ is not compatible with Word Perfect due to the use of special characters that interfere with formatting controls.
Note 2: Recent versions of Microsoft® WordPad are not suitable for use with the Scriptalizer™ output as they automatically change symbol characters to the default Sergio font and there are no options to prevent this automatic behaviour.

Scriptalizer™ Version History

Important Notes:
This software is designed to work exclusively with Premium 'Ultra' Service Fonts created by Quantum Enterprises. It is not compatible with any other handwriting font services. (However, a Premium 'Ultra' Font is entirely usable as a high quality handwriting font on its own, without the use of the Scriptalizer™ software).

By using this software, you are agreeing to the Software License Agreement.

(If you don't have your own Premium 'Ultra' font yet you can still try a wide range of examples to see how the Scriptalizer™ works).

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(If you don't have your own custom-made Premium 'Ultra' font you can choose from a wide selection of pre-made fonts to see how the Scriptalizer™ works).

Pre-Made Example Premium 'Ultra' Fonts

If you like any of the pre-made example Premium 'Ultra' fonts that you have tried in the Scriptalizer™, and wish to use them in applications, you may purchase them using the link below.