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Font Averaging

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In an effort to get at the essence of font-design, I averaged all the fonts on my computer and got this:

All the fonts on my computer [image].

I did it in Flash. Originally I was going to use Processing, but its font handling is clunky. (Flash, I later discovered, has its own rendering issues. Next time I’ll try Open Frameworks). Here are two embedded apps that average web-safe fonts:

Sans-serif fonts [flash]   Serif fonts [flash]

And here’s the source code:

font_averaging_source.zip

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