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Re: An interesting link that I happened across

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Friday, March 15, 2002, 20:36
I experimented with it quite a bit with similar
results.  One thing I tried to do was to generate
alphabets that looked similar to real ones.  It's
fairly easy to get something to look Chinese or
Arabic, but when I tried to shoot for Hindi, it was
very difficult to get a top crossbar going on all the
letters.  And if you want something Romanesque?
Forget it!  They have an archive of what other people
have done with radically different results.  It seems
that you just have to *really* know what you're doing
with all those little switches.  It's also better to
"step" than to "evolve", because if you like something
in "evolve", by the time you suspend it's already
passed it by.  I would like to experiment more with
the program, though.


--- Peter Clark <pc451@...> wrote:
> --- GrayWizard <dbell@...> wrote: > > The Alphabet Synthesis Machine > > > A fascinating bit of programming, but I question > whether it is > really anything more than a very fancy (and > impressive) squiggle > generator. For instance, I tried drawing several > shapes; a tiny "o", > like a degree symbol, a little kanji, and a cursive > B. All ended up > with similar results. True, some of the squiggles > were quite cool, but > in terms of its stated goals, it needs a little > work. > :Peter > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Sports - live college hoops coverage >
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