Paper by Erik D. Demaine

Erik D. Demaine and Martin L. Demaine, “Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography”, Theoretical Computer Science, volume 586, June 2015, pages 111–119.

Over the past decade, we have designed six typefaces based on mathematical theorems and open problems, specifically computational geometry. These typefaces expose the general public in a unique way to intriguing results and hard problems in hinged dissections, geometric tours, origami design, computer-aided glass design, physical simulation, and protein folding. In particular, most of these typefaces include puzzle fonts, where reading the intended message requires solving a series of puzzles which illustrate the challenge of the underlying algorithmic problem.

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Fonts_FUN2014 (Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography)

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Mathematical and Puzzle Fonts/Typefaces

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Last updated June 22, 2017 by Erik Demaine.