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Re: HELP: Drawing Arcs

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 8, 2004, 22:59
David Peterson wrote:

> Huh. I typed "arc pair grammar" into Google, and the first hit > was a conlang message about how there should be an encyclopedia > entry for arc pair grammar. Guess that effort failed...?
> Ahh! Perfect! I found a .gif of an explanation of RG, Chômeurs et > tous! Here's the link: > > > > As you can see, these arrows are extremely malleable, yet they come out > looking nice and smooth. Does anyone know of a font that has arrows > like these, or how one can draw them aside from freehand? I'd be > extremely appreciative.
I think I've mentioned it on the list before. GraphViz[1] is an excellent graph and network drawing tool that's probably exactly what you're looking for. It uses a simple (very simple) declarative language for specifying the graphs and generates output in a whole host of formats. It comes with a variety of layout algorithms so you can get it looking exactly the way you want. There's also a few GUI tools you can use that come bundled with it, but they feel like quick hacks. If you've a Mac, this version[2] looks quite excellent. K. [1] [2]