Please excuse if this is too practical. I decided it was not technical enough for stack overflow and probably suitable for here.
Given a set of letters, A-Z, what is the best scalable way to represent them in some form of synthetic handwriting.
I define synthetic handwriting to be a set of paths drawn on a canvas by a cursor, guided by the machine as if a human were writing with a pen.
The reason I am asking this is because I'm writing black box tests for one of my projects and want to fill up a database with fake signatures. Of course, I am also interested in the algorithms.
My first inclination is to take A-Z and draw paths myself, perhaps as SVGs and use those, but I think there must be some best way to do this so I am asking here.
I will post my research as I find information, as well.
Style-preserving English handwriting synthesis Zhouchen Lin a,∗ , Liang Wan b a Microsoft Research, Asia, Zhichun Road #49, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, PR China