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With Sandro Mazzucato, we developed a program that takes fonts from scanner to bitmap to PostScript type 1 outline. The Bézier curves in the outline are found by a specially adapted random search method. "The Thienen family of fonts" (44 fonts) are freely available for everyone except for persons or companies that are now selling (or intend to sell) fonts for profit (see the readme file). Type 1 fonts with a larger but unusual FontMatrix (which somehow seem to upset some programs, even though they follow PostScript rules and are accepted by native PostScript printers and Ghostscript) may be found here [dead link]. Random search in automatic font generation (1994) is an article by Luc Devroye and Sandro Mazzucato that describes the entire process.

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file name: Luc Devroye Sandro Mazzucato Random Search In Automatic Font Generation 1996b


file name: Luc Devroye Sandro Mazzucato Random Search In Automatic Font Generation 1996c


file name: Luc Devroye Sandro Mazzucato Random Search In Automatic Font Generation 1996d


file name: Luc Devroye Sandro Mazzucato Random Search In Automatic Font Generation 1996e


file name: Luc Devroye Sandro Mazzucato Random Search In Automatic Font Generation 1996f


file name: Luc Devroye Sandro Mazzucato Random Search In Automatic Font Generation 1996g







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html