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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2001 vol. 21)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 70-85
Typographic characters described by their outlines implicitly incorporate structure elements such as stems, bars, round parts, arches and serifs, which are repeated throughout the characters of a font. The authors propose a new highly flexible font description method, which explicitly describes characters as structure elements, that is, assemblies of parameterizable shape components. Structure elements are either predefined parameterizable components such as stems or bars of parameterizable width, or can be described by assemblies of parametrisable shape components such as sweeps and half-loops. Terminal elements are either predefined parameterizable serif shape components or are described by components such as sweeps and ellipse-like round parts and by boundary correcting curves. The component based character synthesis method is illustrated by the reconstruction of the basic characters of a few traditional typefaces (Times, Helvetica, Bodoni).
Typography, parametrisable fonts, character structure elements, shape components, design space, optical scaling, derived fonts, personalized fonts

C. Hu and R. D. Hersch, "Parameterizable Fonts Based on Shape Components," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 21, no. , pp. 70-85, 2001.
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