CharCharacter.js: Giving Characters Character Again
Don't let fonts prevent you from putting character in characters. Add some lines with CharCharacter.js.
When I'm not doodling doodles, I doodle wordles. The modern latin alphabet is very flexible. While there are thousands of fonts to show for this, I feel this is not enough. Why should a character always look the same? Why can't it depend on the word you're writing? Well it can be done somewhat using a thing called ligatures in typography. Ligatures are specific gylphs in the font for a grouping of subsequent characters, such as: fl, fi, and Th. But what I want are more complex and maybe random glyph alterations to give a word character.
Looking at my world doodles, the thing that I always do is extend my l's and g's. The l must be the loveliest letter of them all. Name a word that starts with an l and does not sound lovely? You can't! But an l later in the word also carries the word. Literally. By elongating the onset of the l we can let the l carry a large portion of the word. That is, unless other letters block the l from doing so. The i and j can break it with their nasty punctuation. But the f takes a gentler approach guiding the l down. In fact, the f is a source itself, a source of fast forward fightingness.
But it doesn't end there. The g pulls the word and the y tries its best too, until it meets a p or q. The q however is a unique letter that has reverse powers of the g, letting a word sit on its tail.