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:
And here’s the source code: