June 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm #22498
Here is a more comprehensive list: https://www.microsoft.com/typography/links/vendorlist.aspxJune 16, 2016 at 3:38 am #22499
Your web link – Wow, nice resource.
[ EDIT: Yikes! I just noticed that my copy of hershey.inx differs from the version in github, in places where I made no changes. I have no idea where the changes came from, and I’m assuming but not knowing that I started from the hershey.inx that installed with eggbot. Yipers! ]
You are ever-so-correct about the name collisions – I’ve given up – every name in this corner of the galaxy is already in use – and am avoiding the name duplication by considering “EMS ” prefix as part of the name. See files in dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hzogscmg0wlrrw4/hershey%20EMS%2001.zip?dl=0June 16, 2016 at 12:12 pm #22500
Ah; about those name collisions– I meant that the new names (“bird,” “capitol,” “delight”) were likely to have collisions, rather than the prefixes. Anyway, let’s run with it. I have some new ideas for other enhancements to Hershey Text as well. :)June 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm #22501
I understood what you meant, and what I meant was that it seems virtually impossible to generate any new names without resorting to a random word generator. Perhaps I’m overstating the case. If you think it’s important I’ll generate some kind of unique names, just give the word.
Important – see my edit to my previous post, regarding hershey.inx.June 16, 2016 at 9:20 pm #22502
I’ve started a new branch at GitHub to track this, with your current version as the starting point: https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot/tree/HersheyText-expandedThe differences between your .inx file and the one from GitHub are actually those added by the Inkscape developers when they added it to the codebase.June 17, 2016 at 4:58 am #22503
Oooh, will I have to wait a long time to hear about your Hershey Text enhancements??? 8^)June 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm #22504
This may be different enough that it belongs in a separate extension, but I’m thinking about replacing a block of text with stroke-based text. This becomes much more appealing with the additional fonts that you have added.June 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm #22505
Whoa! That would definitely be a neat trick indeed! 8^)June 17, 2016 at 10:42 pm #22506
I’ve made some first-round revisions to that branch– chiefly adding some detailed credits for each of the fonts, re-arranging the list slightly, tweaking the display of the font table, and revising the text and formatting of the extension. Please take a look!June 18, 2016 at 4:58 am #22507
Lovely – what a professional job you do!!June 18, 2016 at 4:51 pm #22508
Thanks! One more round of minor updates pushed, just now.Also, while pondering that new Hershey Text extension, I’m thinking about moving Hershey Text development out of the EggBot repository (https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot) and into the “plotink” repository (https://github.com/evil-mad/plotink/), which is our generalized set of plotter helper routines.June 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm #22509
I’ve made a few more changes for clarity and better centering, and merged it into the main branch. *Thank you* for all your hard work on this! I suppose that making a font editor is another good topic for the future. :)July 7, 2016 at 2:45 am #22510
I’ve added three more useful (to me, anyway) fonts: EMS Decorous Script, EMS Readability, and EMS Readability Italic. I’ve followed your lead in the crediting information.
The dropbox link is for hersheydata.py and hershey.inx, based on the current github versions. I’ve also taken the liberty of adding a version number to each, anticipating that as time goes on other fonts may be added.
Also, a “heads-up”: I’ll soon be sending a revised version of spiral-text which allows for selection from the new variety of fonts. Name-poem probably wants to be addressed as well.July 7, 2016 at 3:24 am #22511
Well, here are the spiral text files modified.July 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm #22512
Thanks! These look like great improvements, and I’ve added them to the repository already. I’m a fan of Source Sans Pro, so it’s especially nice to have that one on the list. :)
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