Handwriting synthesis from handwritten glyphs.

I. Guyon.
In Fifth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition , Essex University, UK.

We present a very straightforward approach to the problem of handwriting synthesis. A writer provides once a set of handwritten samples of the most frequent groups of letters found in natural text ( glyphs ). Our program can then translate typed notes into natural looking handwritten notes from that writer. The method consists in assembling glyphs in a way that minimizes the total number of glyphs in each sentence.

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