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Note — Some of these symbols render as emoji, some of the time. I prefer an extra fine tip and a rolling ball head to make the pen glide easily. The first ones were added to unicode for Japanese television stations.
You can transform your handwriting to make it look like calligraphy very simply and easily with just a few extra pen strokes.
Where can I use these fancy fonts? When you press lightly as you do on all upstrokes the tines stay closed and only a small amount of ink passes through.
Later it was emulated on typewriters by overlaying the same character twice. I have yet to learn how to use a real calligraphy pen although it is on my list of skills to master someday and have just stuck with my tried-and-true fake calligraphy technique.
Enjoy and happy lettering! They even show up in Google results.