ZalgoFont, can it be done?


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    Can this sort of thing be done? Has anyone done it?



  • That would be very interesting. I wonder if brute-forcing the problem might work? Use one of the free OCR libraries like Aspire and then attempt to transform each letter in sequence into another letter that the OCR can recognise. There aren't a large amount of diacritics that affect the 'middle' of characters so the problem space shouldn't be unreasonable.

    Edit: Oh. I see what you mean. Literally above the character. That might be a bigger problem to force :smile:



  • Might depend on your renderer as well? I seem to recall people mentioning that the super-combining-characters-tag in CS renders differently depending on user agent.



  • FYI most uppercase Latin letters exist as Unicode combining characters:

    #!/usr/bin/python
    import unicodedata, string
    for letter in string.ascii_uppercase:
        try:
            print u"%s%s\n" % (letter, unicodedata.lookup(u"COMBINING LATIN LETTER SMALL CAPITAL %s" % letter))
        except LookupError:
            try:
                print u"%s%s\n" % (letter, unicodedata.lookup(u"COMBINING LATIN SMALL LETTER %s" % letter))
            except LookupError:
                print u"%s missing\n" % letter
    

    gives out

    B missing

    F missing

    Gᷛ

    J missing

    Kᷜ

    Lᷞ

    Mᷟ

    Nᷡ

    P missing

    Q missing

    Rᷢ

    Sᷤ

    W missing

    Y missing

    Zᷦ


    Filed under: That makes my browser crawl, FUCKING HELL WHY IS <big> CLOSED PREMATURELY IN THE COOKED POST BUT NOT IN THE PREVIEW?

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    @Discoursebot can you help me out here please?



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    Was thinking more in the line of



    o̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓o͆͆͆͆͆̓̓̓o͆͆͆͆͆͆͆̓o̓̓̓͆̓̓̓͆o̓̓̓͆̓̓̓͆o͆͆͆͆͆͆͆̓o͆͆͆͆͆̓̓̓o̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓

    Which would be an attempt at the letter A over a bunch of Os



  • Here's an A over a bunch of Os:

    Ḁ̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥


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    @sam said:

    o̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓o͆͆͆͆͆̓̓̓o͆͆͆͆͆͆͆̓o̓̓̓͆̓̓̓͆o̓̓̓͆̓̓̓͆o͆͆͆͆͆͆͆̓o͆͆͆͆͆̓̓̓o̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓

    here's a big A over a bunch of O's over a big C?
    HAR!

    oh well, it'd be a lot funnier if it were a different member of a certain group.


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  • I was wondering how long it would take for this topic to be become unreadable. 8 posts down. That is even sensible.



  • It's just perforated.


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