Hershey Fonts

The Hershey Fonts are a set of vector fonts with a liberal license. Since they can be a bit hard to find, I'm putting a copy on my website.

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.

The format of the files is described as follows:

The structure is bascially as follows: each character consists of a number 1->4000 (not all used) in column 0:4, the number of vertices in columns 5:7, the left hand position in column 8, the right hand position in column 9, and finally the vertices in single character pairs. All coordinates are given relative to the ascii value of 'R'. If the coordinate value is " R" that indicates a pen up operation.

As an example consider the 8th symbol

8 9MWOMOV RUMUV ROQUQ
It has 9 coordinate pairs (this includes the left and right position).
The left position is 'M' - 'R' = -5
The right position is 'W' - 'R' = 5
The first coordinate is "OM" = (-3,-5)
The second coordinate is "OV" = (-3,4)
Raise the pen " R"
Move to "UM" = (3,-5)
Draw to "UV" = (3,4)
Raise the pen " R"
Move to "OQ" = (-3,-1)
Draw to "UQ" = (3,-1)
Drawing this out on a piece of paper will reveal it represents an 'H'.

Files currently attached to this page:

astrology.jhf9.1kB
cursive.jhf4.9kB
cyrilc_1.jhf6.0kB
cyrillic.jhf6.3kB
futural.jhf3.4kB
futuram.jhf5.8kB
gothgbt.jhf10.0kB
gothgrt.jhf10.2kB
gothiceng.jhf9.9kB
gothicger.jhf10.2kB
gothicita.jhf8.3kB
gothitt.jhf8.3kB
greek.jhf3.7kB
greekc.jhf5.7kB
greeks.jhf3.7kB
hershey.txt5.5kB
hershey.zip104.0kB
japanese.jhf15.4kB
markers.jhf1.8kB
mathlow.jhf3.6kB
mathupp.jhf3.5kB
meteorology.jhf3.6kB
music.jhf6.8kB
rowmand.jhf6.0kB
rowmans.jhf3.4kB
rowmant.jhf9.0kB
scriptc.jhf6.5kB
scripts.jhf5.5kB
symbolic.jhf4.8kB
tex-hershey.zip131.2kB
timesg.jhf5.6kB
timesi.jhf5.8kB
timesib.jhf8.6kB
timesr.jhf5.5kB
timesrb.jhf8.9kB


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