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Subject: Re: Ecgtheowing & waste (Was: Who buys dirty faces anyway?)
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Reply-To:TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 17 Aug 1996 15:15:25 EDT

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> but simulations are mostly boring, you can only make it as interesting as
> the original.

Erik, does flipper include a type 3 font that randomly uses glyphs from
the other Type 1 flipper fonts?

It occurs to me tht if you really wanted to get fancy (but this is more than
a font & harder for most people to use) it'd be possible to redefine
PostScript show, ashow & kshow, and do ligature substitution & other
multi-glyph transformations in the printer.  With flipper, all the variations
have to have the same metrics, right?  This way, you could have differing
metircs as long as the entire word width was the same.  Sort of like
a cross between Mrs Eaves & GX & Beo-flipper :-)

There was an article in the long-since-defunct PostScript Language Journal
about a calligraphic font whose glyphs combined a bit like that...


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