Automatic Generation of Typographic Font from Small Font Subset

Tomo Miyazaki, Tatsunori Tsuchiya, Yoshihiro Sugaya, Shinichiro Omachi, Masakazu Iwamura, Seiichi Uchida, Koichi Kise

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The automated generation of fonts containing a large number of characters is in high demand. For example, a typical Japanese font requires over 1000 characters. Unfortunately, professional typographers create the majority of fonts, resulting in significant financial and time investments for font generation. The main contribution of this article is the development of a method that automatically generates a target typographic font containing thousands of characters, from a small subset of character images in the target font. We generate characters other than the subset so that a complete font is obtained. We propose a novel font generation method with the capability to deal with various fonts, including a font composed of distinctive strokes, which are difficult for existing methods to handle. We demonstrated the proposed method by generating 2965 characters in 47 fonts. Moreover, objective and subjective evaluations verified that the generated characters are similar to the original characters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8782647
Pages (from-to)99-111
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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