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Recently I was asked by a professor to gather comments from all my class mates, anonimusly, regading his way of teaching in order to improve or keep some aspects. I thought to write each comment in a post it like box, which will be rotated, in handwritten fonts.

This means that every post-it box will have different orientation and different handwritten font type. I have found some really good looking handwritten font styles here. So far I could only use mdframed but the result is not as fancy as I thought it will be.

My code is



\newcommand{\Cloud}[2][180]% [angle], content
{   \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay]
        \node[align=center, draw, shading=ball, text=white, cloud callout, cloud puffs=17, cloud puff arc=140, callout pointer segments=3, anchor=pointer, callout relative pointer={(#1:2 cm )}, aspect=4,scale=0.5] at (-3ex,0.5ex) {#2};


        What a great lesson with a lot of fun features!!!
            \Cloud[30]{Have a great Summer}

My output looks like that(it's in Greek Sorry!)

enter image description here

Any idea on how to do it post-it like with handwritten fonts in greek?

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Do you know the name of a greek hand written font? Have you installed it on your computer? ttf or otf? –  Kurt Jul 4 '13 at 16:21
@HarishKumar: You are absolutely right. I've edited my question. Sorry for the inconvenience. –  Thanos Jul 5 '13 at 5:59
@Kurt: I have found one greek font named ANA-ONEIROPARMENI82.TTF. It is installed on my laptop. How to use it? –  Thanos Jul 5 '13 at 12:37
With XeLaTeX or LuaLaTex you can use this font (see question How do I use a particular font), with PdfLaTeX you need a package that --- I guess will not exist ---. It is a pain to create one so better use LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX ... –  Kurt Jul 6 '13 at 0:26
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With regards to fonts:

  • Xiomara covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic and is free for personal use.
  • If you're running Windows Vista or later, Segoe Script covers Greek.
  • Pecita covers many, many languages, and is released under the Open Font Licence.
  • VAG-Handwritten covers Latin and Greek and is released under the GPL.

To use these fonts in your document, you'll have to compile with XeTeX or LuaTeX. Install the font in your operating system as you would to use it with any other program, then load it with the fontspec package, with


This defines the command \vaghandwritten, which you can use to switch to the font for the rest of the current group. You can look at the fontspec documentation for more options.

An example document, using \marginpar to typeset the notes, might look like this:


This is some document text.\marginpar{\vaghandwritten This is a note, typeset in the handwritten font.}
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Thank you very much for your answer! I believe that VAG-Handwritten suits me best. How to use them in my LaTeX document? –  Thanos Jul 5 '13 at 12:55
Can you include a full document to help others with varying degree of TeX knowledge who happen to find this question? –  percusse Jul 6 '13 at 9:40
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