|Subject:||Re: [ft-devel] [Fontforge-devel] Peter Wiegel's auto spacing idea|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:50:02 +0300|
|If no-one is familiar with David Kindersley's experiments with optical spacing it's well worth looking at.|
Info is scarce, except from http://www.kindersleyworkshop.co.uk/shop/optical-letter-spacing.php
Basically DK built an apparatus for viewing lettering, to gauge spacing before he cut the lettering into stone.
The viewer used a filter that 'kind of' worked like a gaussian across the horizontal of each letter(x-axis).
I can imagine that a similar digital guassian applied to characters would definitely speed up and improve manual spacing, and could be the basis of an underlying auto-spacing system too.
On 15 Jun 2012, at 22:16, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
I've been thinking about this approach for a couple years. Never got to try
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