Monday, July 4, 2011


For whatever reason, a spate of requests have recently come in for Armenian language support. I'm happy to report that I've deployed a new build of Wordle with Mark Williamson's MPH 2B Damase font built-in. It's a very high-quality font, with support for many Unicode scripts. It's not particularly stylish or fanciful, but at least Armenian-literate folk can now enjoy the use of Wordle.

I hope that my Armenian-literate users will let me know if anything doesn't work as expected.

Oh, and there's now support for カタカナ and ひらがな, through the Chrysanthi Unicode font.

Monday, May 30, 2011


A couple of Swedish developers have released an iPhone/iPod/iPad app called WordFoto, which takes any image as input and spits out that image, but composed of words. Having dabbled with such an algorithm myself, I'm very impressed with the fact that theirs works essentially instantaneously. People are starting to add it to their personal toolkit of image-creation techniques. Go play with it.

* Full disclosure: they gave me a free copy of of their $1.99 app. I believe that this blog post is worth somewhat less than that, so I probably still owe them some cheese and crackers, or maybe a bag of taffy or something.