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Connecting Characters to Simulate Handwriting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104288D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hodgson, RT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of generating computer mail that, at first glance, cannot be distinguished from handwriting. Most fonts for word processers are stored as mathematical representations of the curves and lines forming the various characters. Then, different sizes of fonts can be "manufactured" by a global mathematical transform on the various characters. Proposed is a set of fonts which are patterned on an individual's handwriting, or a particular person's handwriting. The mathematical representation of two characters can then be "joined" by a mathematical interpolation of the "tails" and "leads" of the two characters.

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Connecting Characters to Simulate Handwriting

      Disclosed is a method of generating computer mail that, at
first glance, cannot be distinguished from handwriting.  Most fonts
for word processers are stored as mathematical representations of the
curves and lines forming the various characters.  Then, different
sizes of fonts can be "manufactured" by a global mathematical
transform on the various characters.  Proposed is a set of fonts
which are patterned on an individual's handwriting, or a particular
person's handwriting.  The mathematical representation of two
characters can then be "joined" by a mathematical interpolation of
the "tails" and "leads" of the two characters.

      A sample of a person's handwriting could be read by a scanner,
and a computer generated font of the person's letters could be
stored.  The computer output would then look like that person's
handwriting.

Disclosed Anonymously.