OCR4all: Modern tool for old texts

Historians and other humanities' scholars often have to deal with difficult research objects: centuries-old printed works that are difficult to decipher and often in an unsatisfactory state of conservation. Many of these ...

Move over pie charts, here come FatFonts

(Phys.org) -- Researchers in the computer science department at the University of Calgary have developed a new font for numbers that represent their relative value. Unlike the usual numeric typefaces, the amount of ink—or ...

Google translates more India languages

Google on Tuesday expanded its free Internet translation service to include five languages spoken by more than a half million people in India and Bangladesh.

The changing typography of the web

Since the World Wide Web's earliest days, whether you were shopping on Amazon or researching on Google or catching up on news, chances are you were looking at just one of four typefaces -- Arial, Verdana, Georgia or Times ...

Court rules against Microsoft in China font case

A Chinese court has ruled Microsoft Corp. infringed a Chinese company's intellectual property rights by including certain fonts in its operating systems, the companies confirmed Tuesday.