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A font which changes as you use it

28/07/2016 à 11:10

A very long time ago I was working on a computer magazine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Computer_World) and I came across a font which programatically changed the shape of the letter as you used it.

I've just bought an Axidraw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce35RAMMQug) and thought it would be interesting to use such a font with the device.

But I can't find the font, does anyone know what it is?

Simon


04/08/2016 à 00:16

To subscribe to topic, I'm interested.


04/08/2016 à 03:47

Most fonts (e.g., truetype, opentype) can be used.

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2016/axidraw/


09/08/2016 à 17:35

Not sure what you mean by 'changing as you use it' but if I think right that can be an Opentype font with contextual alternates and/or contextual ligatures features. These kind of fonts contain multiple variations for letters and ligatures and use them variably throughout the text. In other words you get different looks for the same letters. Be aware that bringing these features live requires a software that supports them.

Hope I could help you out!

Édité le 11/08/2016 à 18:32 par Typesgal


10/08/2016 à 18:43

Typesgal a dit  
Not sure what you mean by 'changing as you use it' but if I think right that can be an Opentype font with contectual alternates and/or contectual ligatures features. These kind of fonts contain multiple variations for letters and ligatures and use them variably throughout the text. In other words you get different looks for the same letters. Be aware that bringing these features live requires a software that supports them.

Import .svg sur Inkscape pour Axidraw



11/08/2016 à 18:31

claudeserieux a dit  
Typesgal a dit  
Not sure what you mean by 'changing as you use it' but if I think right that can be an Opentype font with contectual alternates and/or contectual ligatures features. These kind of fonts contain multiple variations for letters and ligatures and use them variably throughout the text. In other words you get different looks for the same letters. Be aware that bringing these features live requires a software that supports them.

Import .svg sur Inkscape pour Axidraw


He did not ask about how to use Axidraw.


12/08/2016 à 16:32

Typesgal a dit  
Not sure what you mean by 'changing as you use it' but if I think right that can be an Opentype font with contextual alternates and/or contextual ligatures features. These kind of fonts contain multiple variations for letters and ligatures and use them variably throughout the text. In other words you get different looks for the same letters. Be aware that bringing these features live requires a software that supports them.

Hope I could help you out!

Hi This is *exactly* what I was after. What are the fonts which support this?


12/08/2016 à 18:37



12/08/2016 à 18:41

Thanks, I'll investigate that.

It's interesting that since I started this topic the work from UCL has been announced..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37046477


13/08/2016 à 06:07



14/08/2016 à 13:47

simonrockman a dit  

Hi This is *exactly* what I was after. What are the fonts which support this?

I can't name any fonts right now but google 'contextual alternates' and I'm sure you will find some in the tutorials about this feature.

Glad I could be of help! Have fun with that Axidraw of yours!



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