Tesseract is a great and powerful OCR engine, but their instructions for adding a new font are incredibly long and complicated. At CourtListener we have to handle several unusual blackletter fonts, so we had to go through this process a few times. Below I’ve explained the process so others may more easily add fonts to their system.
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Brill has taken the plan of designing a typeface. Named “the Brill”, the new typeface presents whole coverage of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts with the full series of diacritics and linguistics characters used to display any language from any period correctly.
There are over 5,100 characters in all.
This vital tool for scholars has become freely available for non-commercial use.
“The Brill” will be particularly welcomed by humanities scholars quoting from texts in any language, ancient or contemporary. John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks, well-known for his multilingual fonts, is the Brill’s designer.
“Technically, the Brill fonts have to be able to legibly show any combination of the supported characters that might be encountered in text and to be able to do so in typographically sophisticated ways.
The idea is that users will be able to fling pretty much any text at these fonts and get back a intelligible and aesthetically pleasing display,” said John Hudson, designer, Tiro Typeworks
IF, in this digital era, we judge one another according to the technological choices we make — that is, the smartphones, laptops and tablets we own — it follows that we’re going to measure each other’s personality, aptitude and worth by the fonts we use.
It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, for centuries we’ve happily assumed all kinds of things about people we hardly know because of their accents. Nowadays we communicate largely in text, and technology allows us to select fonts from myriad options, so it’s inevitable we’ll postulate, generalise and pass judgment on others because of the typefaces they choose. Several recent studies have been done on the subject.
Apple newly updated its iBooks app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and changed the program’s user interface. The on-screen icon to organize the screen brightness for books has moved into the same menu that lets you modify the book’s font and type size.
To dim or lighten the screen for an open e-book, tap the book page to show the control icons. Next, tap the Font icon on the upper right side. A menu box appears on the screen, and the slider for adjusting the iBooks screen brightness appears at top.
The Font icon’s menu also holds enhancements that were added in the iBooks app modernize. This menu still includes controls for increasing or decreasing a book’s type size, but some new fonts contain Iowan and Seravek, which return Baskerville and Cochin from earlier versions.
Use the new Theme button in the Font menu to prefer a background.