System for Creating Efficient Personal Fonts Based on Language
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-21
A personal font represents a person's handwriting style. When an Internet message containing a personal font is rendered for display or print, the text is rendered using the font. When a personal font is sent, either alone, or encapsulated within another unit such as a message, finite communication bandwidth and storage constraints within, and at the nodes of a messaging system require that messages, and therefore artifacts within messages be small. This article describes a system which creates personal fonts with minimal font rendering information by creatiing glyph definitions only for the most probable combinations of characters found in a written language.