Hershey Font Generator
Generates vector characters for multi-display modules
Hershey vector character set generator for Reaktor 5.
** v1.1 update. Added proportional spacing macro to ensure one character is drawn right after previous one in sequence, plus a fixed offset (which can be +ve or -ve). Look at the new Spacing knob in the Character Sets example instrument, and follow the wiring to find the Character Sets -> Output Sequence -> Character Spacer macro.
It is sometimes necessary to have a simple set of characters made up of vectors, the Hershey set of vectors is one of the standard descriptions in the public domain. They were originally created by Dr. A. V. Hershey while working at the U. S. National Bureau of Standards.
The font set consists of around 2000 characters ( I have mapped the first 1598) , there are a number of font styles and sizes as well as many special symbols.
I have remapped the raw character data I found at this page:
into a Reaktor event table and created a Painter macro wrapper to handle all the logic for actually writing out a symbol in a series of Line Segment objects to be sent to a Multi-Display module.
This could be used to generate arbitrary text and symbols onto a Multi-Display pane, either as a simple text string, or as part of a more complex diagram / control / visual whatever.
I would be very interested to see what people might do with this idea!!
Richard Smith July 2005