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.
- This paper is available as arXiv:1404.1775 and from ScienceDirect.
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- Related papers:
- Fonts_FUN2014 (Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography)
- Related webpages:
- Mathematical and Puzzle Fonts/Typefaces
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