Feature-based design of fonts using constraints

Ariel Shamir, Ari Rappoport

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Abstract

Computer-aided font design is still a very tedious and repetitive task. New font models and new functionalities presented by digital media further require a new method for design of font families and dynamic variable fonts. Current design paradigms are either outline based, offering low level operations, or parametric but non-visual programming. Parametric feature based design helps in creating a design environment for high level parametric font design. However, the approaches suggested so far are too restrictive in their definition of features, and none of them utilises constraints in feature definition and design. We present a new approach for parametric feature based font design. Our approach extends the definition and use of features by defining implicit feature parts using constraints. Furthermore, the visual design system and the use of constraints for preserving designer’s intentions create a more natural environment in which high level parametric behaviors can be defined. This simplifies design of single fonts and also enables the simultaneous design of font families through parameterization.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationElectronic Publishing , Artistic Imaging , and Digital Typography - 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, EP 1998 with 4th International Conference on Raster Imaging and Digital Typography, RIDT 1998, Proceedings
EditorsJacques André, Roger D. Hersch, Heather Brown
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages93-108
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540642986, 9783540642985
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Event7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, EP 1998 and 4th International Conference on Raster Imaging and Digital Typography, RIDT 1998 - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: 30 Mar 19983 Apr 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1375
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, EP 1998 and 4th International Conference on Raster Imaging and Digital Typography, RIDT 1998
Country/TerritoryFrance
CitySaint-Malo
Period30/03/983/04/98

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998.

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