source: projects/schriften/README.txt @ 9

Last change on this file since 9 was 9, checked in by sven, 11 years ago
  • Recreated Makefiles in visualisator/ and puncher/
  • All /visualisator/ sources now compile with -Wall compiler flag
  • The basic /puncher/ sources compile with -Wall, too.
  • Added Readme for schriften/

Current development is now focussed at /puncher/frontend.gtk.c.

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2The Paper Tape Project - Paper Tape Fonts
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5By punching special bit patterns on paper tapes, you can "print" out
6text on paper tapes. The result can be used in a wide variety of ways,
7for example for labeling things, as unique souvenir or simply to
8label mass produced paper tapes.
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10Like ordinary computer fonts (e.g. True Type Fonts), there are also
11many different possibilities to "paint" letters and digits on paper
12tapes. We have implemented a couple of fonts as perl programs. They
13are called quite like
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15   $ ./schrift.pl "Text we want to print out" > paper-tape.bin
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17Thus, they usually print out the generated bit patterns to stdout.
18Mass punching and labeling is therefore quite simple:
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20   $ ./schrift.pl "File ABC on `date`" | cat - file.bin | ./punch
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22To simplify this process, various punching frontens already use
23the font generation programs internally.
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25By the way, the german word "schrift" means "font".
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