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Unicode font

About: Unicode font is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 281 publications have been published within this topic receiving 3898 citations. The topic is also known as: Unicode font.


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27 Jul 2014
TL;DR: This paper presents interfaces for exploring large collections of fonts for design tasks, and proposes three interfaces for font selection that produce better results in two real-world tasks: finding the nearest match to a target font, and font selection for graphic designs.
Abstract: This paper presents interfaces for exploring large collections of fonts for design tasks. Existing interfaces typically list fonts in a long, alphabetically-sorted menu that can be challenging and frustrating to explore. We instead propose three interfaces for font selection. First, we organize fonts using high-level descriptive attributes, such as "dramatic" or "legible." Second, we organize fonts in a tree-based hierarchical menu based on perceptual similarity. Third, we display fonts that are most similar to a user's currently-selected font. These tools are complementary; a user may search for "graceful" fonts, select a reasonable one, and then refine the results from a list of fonts similar to the selection. To enable these tools, we use crowdsourcing to gather font attribute data, and then train models to predict attribute values for new fonts. We use attributes to help learn a font similarity metric using crowdsourced comparisons. We evaluate the interfaces against a conventional list interface and find that our interfaces are preferred to the baseline. Our interfaces also produce better results in two real-world tasks: finding the nearest match to a target font, and font selection for graphic designs.

163 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
TL;DR: The principles underpinning the design of the Unicode Standard are described with reference to those principles that also are present in USMARC and UNIMARC.
Abstract: The Unicode Standard is a global character set for worldwide computing covering the major modern scripts of the world as well as classical forms of Greek, Sanskrit, and Pali. The history and implications of Unicode Standard are discussed. The principles underpinning the design of the Unicode Standard are described with reference to those principles that also are present in USMARC and UNIMARC. Unicode give the potential to support every script. Expanding the character set would have consequences for transcription. Faithfulness of transcription has implications for retrieval. The addition of more characters to support more exact cataloging affects the economic cost of cataloging. The need for characters should be related not to the production of a surrogate for the physical item that has been cataloged, but to facilitating retrieval.

149 citations

Patent
17 Dec 2004
TL;DR: In this article, a font control application detects a user selection of text being edited in a text-editing application and presents a font preview menu including the selected text automatically rendered multiple times in different fonts.
Abstract: A font control application detects a user selection of text being edited in a text-editing application. In response to a single user command, the font control application presents a font preview menu including the selected text automatically rendered multiple times in different fonts. In response to receiving a user selection of one rendition of the selected text from the font preview menu, the font control application instructs the text-editing application to change a font of the selected text to the font of the selected rendition.

128 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
27 Jul 2014
TL;DR: In this article, a generative manifold of standard fonts is proposed, where every location corresponds to a unique and novel typeface and is obtained by learning a non-linear mapping that intelligently interpolates and extrapolates existing fonts.
Abstract: The design and manipulation of typefaces and fonts is an area requiring substantial expertise; it can take many years of study to become a proficient typographer. At the same time, the use of typefaces is ubiquitous; there are many users who, while not experts, would like to be more involved in tweaking or changing existing fonts without suffering the learning curve of professional typography packages. Given the wealth of fonts that are available today, we would like to exploit the expertise used to produce these fonts, and to enable everyday users to create, explore, and edit fonts. To this end, we build a generative manifold of standard fonts. Every location on the manifold corresponds to a unique and novel typeface, and is obtained by learning a non-linear mapping that intelligently interpolates and extrapolates existing fonts. Using the manifold, we can smoothly interpolate and move between existing fonts. We can also use the manifold as a constraint that makes a variety of new applications possible. For instance, when editing a single character, we can update all the other glyphs in a font simultaneously to keep them compatible with our changes.

117 citations

Patent
10 Nov 1998
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a method for displaying an electronic document on a display device coupled to a computer, where text is specified to be drawn using a desired font that is not on the computer.
Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying an electronic document on a display device coupled to a computer. The document includes text specified to be drawn using a desired font that is not on the computer. The methods and apparatus display the text and a region including the text initially using a substitute font different from the desired font; obtain the desired font from a source coupled to the computer for data transmission; and then redisplay the text and the region using the desired font. Aspects include the following features. The document has font description metrics for the desired font. The methods and apparatus read the font description metrics from the document before initially displaying the text; and use the font description metrics for the desired font to create the substitute font. The computer has font description metrics for the desired font, and the methods and apparatus use the font description metrics for the desired font to create the substitute font. The methods and apparatus adopt a font from a font resource on a local data store as the substitute font. The desired font is a font embedded in the document. The desired font is identified in the document; and obtaining the desired font includes obtaining the desired font from a font server.

117 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
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20212
20202
20191
20182
20175
201610