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README.md

"The Hershey fonts are a collection of vector fonts developed circa 1967 by Dr. A. V. Hershey at the Naval Weapons Laboratory.[1][2] The fonts are publicly available and have few restrictions.[3] Vector fonts are easily scaled and rotated in two or three dimensions; consequently the Hershey fonts have been widely used in computer graphics and computer-aided design programs."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hershey_font

We developed this Library for drawing typography on drawbots in mind. The basic problem with common typography on drawbots is the filling pattern. Otherwise only the outlines are drawn.

##HersheyFont Library Features:

  1. Drawing line fonts in Processing
  2. Create PShape from string
  3. Export SVG via P8gGraphicsSVG

##Source Code: https://github.com/ixd-hof/HersheyFont

#Usage:

  1. Import library

import de.ixdhof.hershey.*;

  1. Initialize and load font

HersheyFont hf = new HersheyFont(this, "cursive.jhf");

  1. Set text size

hf.textSize(100);

  1. Draw text

hf.text("Hello", 0, 0);

  1. Create and draw PShape

PShape ps = hf.getShape("Processing"); shape(ps);

##Example:

import de.ixdhof.hershey.*;

HersheyFont hf;

void setup()
{
size(925, 500, P3D);
hf = new HersheyFont(this, "cursive.jhf");
hf.textSize(100);
}

void draw()
{
background(255);

translate(100, height/3);
hf.text("Hello", 0, 0);
translate(0, height/3);
shape(hf.getShape("Processing"));
}

The library contains all Hershey fonts provided by Jeff Epler under the original license:

USE RESTRICTION:
This distribution of the Hershey Fonts may be used by anyone for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, providing that:
1. The following acknowledgements must be distributed with the font data:
- The Hershey Fonts were originally created by Dr. A. V. Hershey while working at the U. S. National Bureau of Standards.
- The format of the Font data in this distribution
was originally created by James Hurt
Cognition, Inc.
900 Technology Park Drive
Billerica, MA 01821
(mit-eddie!ci-dandelion!hurt)
2. The font data in this distribution may be converted into any other format *EXCEPT* the format distributed by the U.S. NTIS (which organization holds the rights to the distribution and use of the font data in that particular format). Not that anybody would really *want* to use their format... each point is described in eight bytes as "xxx yyy:", where xxx and yyy are the coordinate values as ASCII numbers.
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