Standardizing design-based font classification system for Hangul font services
- Kim, Hyun-Young; Lim, Soon-Bum
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- ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
- Hangul font; Design classification rule; Typeface feature; Font shape; Roman font classification system; Hangul design classification schema
- COMPUTER STANDARDS & INTERFACES, v.55, pp.47 - 54
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- COMPUTER STANDARDS & INTERFACES
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- Recently, text-based communication applications have been developed for several smart mobile devices. Unlike traditional print-based publishing, publishing in electronic media, such as eBooks, webcomics, games, and video/TV program captions tends to utilize a wide range of fonts, often decorative, in order to allow users to easily visualize the content. Thus, font makers have released new fonts to keep up with the market requirements. Although many new fonts have been released, they have not seen widespread use because the fonts can be searched only by their name or the font provider's name. This means that there is no way for users to search for new fonts. Moreover, there is no common rule for service managers to classify fonts delivered from different providers. After reviewing the standards document on font-information exchange and several service sites, we suggest Hangul font classification attributes and a system for font-selection services, based on design features. We proved the validity of the classification system by experimenting with 50 commercial fonts. Our proposed system had a more balanced classification and uncertainty elimination when compared to the other systems. As such, the proposed classification attributes could be a basis for classifying aspects of future computer-aided font judgment systems. The results of this study were provided to the Korea Telecommunication Technology Association and were adopted as the Korean industry standard. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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