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View Augmentation Logos

Post by William » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:39 pm

Some readers may have read my comments in the following blog post.

http://blogs.adobe.com/shaykhalflash/20 ... ation.html

I am very impressed with the Street View facility of Google maps.

http://maps.google.com

I have been thinking that maybe there could be a button so that View Augmentation Logos are displayed.

The information of whereabouts upon an image to display the View Augmentation Logos could be stored in the database, and if the end user is using the system in View Augmentation Logos mode, then any logo or logos appropriate to that Street View image could be superimposed when the image is sent to the end user.

I have designed three such View Augmentation Logos in the hope that they might be of interest for experimentation and that they may act as a catalyst to other View Augmentation Logos being designed.

I have encoded them in a font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/VALOG001.TTF

The idea is that each logo is built around 7 chunks of 256 font units high by 21 chunks of 256 font units wide with a blank 256 font unit chunk above and to the right. The phrase "built around" is used as this is not a pixel font as such as there can be curves, yet the logos need to be clear.

The total width of glyphs is 22 times 256 font units which is 5632 font units.

The space and the nonmarkingreturn and the .notdef glyph are 5632 font units wide as well.

Thus far I have encoded three logos, at U+E441, U+E442 and U+E443.

U+E441 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ART GALLERY
U+E442 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ART GALLERY PUBLIC
U+E443 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ART GALLERY PRIVATE

These are also coded as A, U and R respectively in this development font.

Those non-Unicode mappings are from the A at the start of ART GALLERY, the U in PUBLIC and the R in PRIVATE.

The non-Unicode mappings are included to facilitate experiments with producing experimental graphics using the Microsoft Paint program.

The logos are specifically designed so that they are symmetrical when viewed from either left-to-right or right-to-left.

William Overington

2 November 2007

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Post by William » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:59 am

I have now produced a later version of the development font.

It is the View Augmentation Logos 002 font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/VALOG002.TTF

This version adds five more logos.

U+E444 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ART GALLERY PRIVATE NON-PROFIT

U+E445 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO MUSEUM
U+E446 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO MUSEUM PUBLIC
U+E447 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO MUSEUM PRIVATE
U+E448 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO MUSEUM PRIVATE NON-PROFIT

These are also coded as N, m, u, r and n respectively in this development font.

William Overington

5 November 2007

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Post by William » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:05 pm

A later version of the development font is now published.

It is the View Augmentation Logos 003 font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/VALOG003.TTF

This version adds eight more logos.

U+E449 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO LIBRARY
U+E44A VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO LIBRARY PUBLIC
U+E44B VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO LIBRARY PRIVATE
U+E44C VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO LIBRARY PRIVATE NON-PROFIT

U+E44D VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO SPECIMEN TREE
U+E44E VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO SPECIMEN TREE PUBLIC
U+E44F VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO SPECIMEN TREE PRIVATE
U+E450 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO SPECIMEN TREE PRIVATE NON-PROFIT

These are also coded as L, V, S, O, t, v, s and o respectively in this development font.

William Overington

6 November 2007

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Post by William » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:58 am

Another later version of the development font is now published.

It is the View Augmentation Logos 004 font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/VALOG004.TTF

This version adds four more logos.

U+E431 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ITEM
U+E432 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ITEM PUBLIC
U+E433 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ITEM PRIVATE
U+E434 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ITEM PRIVATE NON-PROFIT

These logos are placed before the other logos in the mapping. This is because they are logos for use generally unless another logo is thought more appropriate for any particular purpose.

Thus U+E431 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ITEM could be used for every item for which one wishes to include a logo in an overlay of an image. If an item could be better represented using another logo then that is fine, yet U+E431 VIEW AUGMENTATION LOGO ITEM is there so that a logo which is suitable for an item is always available.

These four glyphs are also coded as a, b, c and d respectively in this development font.

William Overington

7 November 2007

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