I’m working in a paper-aging process to create an authentic 18-century looking library at my office cube (but more on that in a later post). And I realised a major snag I hit. Out of all the fonts I searched – no matter how realistic they look like handwritten text, they still render two characters identically.
I’ve always heard how the TTF spec has a full fledged turing-complete language in it. I’m waiting to be impressed. I’m looking for a font (again, a college project I am willing to fund), that will contain metadata on standard deviance or allowable variance on each gylph on each character. What I want is a realistic-looking handwriting font with “mistakes” in it.
Anyone aware of such a font? Anyone think this is an interesting thing worth doing? Unfortunately for me, the one thing I dont have is time. Fortunately for me, I don’t mind going through some expense if this needs to be custom-developed.