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Steve,
That sounds great!  I'm guessing that the SVG Refinement didn't have 
enough points or curves to provide a solution without retracing?

Bill

On 10/7/2014 1:55 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr wrote:
> Hi List,
>
> I have several prototype TrueType fonts.  About 10% or more have 
> moderate to severe quality issues.  With a 16-bit font of 37,811 
> glyphs, that is a lot of cleanup to do manually.
>
> The first image is the SVG Refinement.  The second is the prototype 
> TrueType Font.
>
>
>
> Rather than fixing thousands of symbols by hand, I created an 
> automated solution by increasing the image size and retracing the 
> SVG.  My new import has the proper shape and thickness for all symbols.
>
> The first image is the original PNG.   The second is the SVG 
> Refinement.  The third is my new TrueType font.
>
>
>
> The automated process should take a few days.  I'm hoping my iMac can 
> handle the processing demands.  I have everything configured, tested, 
> and ready to automate.
>
> Step 1: Use Inkscape to convert the SVG Refinement graphics into PNG 
> images at 10 times normal size.
>
> Step 2: Use pnttopnm and mkbitmap to reformat the images into 
> different file types.
>
> Step 3: Use potrace to read the PBM files and recreate the SVG
>
> I need to create and package about a half a million files.  It should 
> take me a few days to run the automated scripts.
>
> Last time I traced the ISWA 2010, my Linux computer had memory leaks 
> and could only process a few thousand at a time before crashing.  I 
> couldn't resolve the crashing issue, so I just kept restarting my 
> computer.  This time, I hope my iMac is up to the job.
>
> Regards,
> ?Steve
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