Posted April 25, 2011 at 16:08 in Graphics, Illustrator, Scriptographer, Typography - Say something

This is another script I just recently threw together. It falls into the same category as the last one, being some kind of a cipher script. Only difference is that this is based on real letters. I use the dashed stroke effect set to a circle to draw the unicode value of each letter and it looks like this.

As you can see this results in a circle divided into 7 equal parts. Below, I have chosen to draw the letter ‘d’ which has a binary unicode value of ’1100100′. Well actually the correct value should be ’01100100′, eight digits, but somehow javascript omits the first ’0′ in standard Latin-1 as a letter from the extended Latin-1 such as ‘รถ’ has a value of ’11110110′. Therefore, for now, my script will only print characters in the range of 32-127.

I have also added some functions to my script to set a number of values. These values determines the look of the cipher when printed, such as how much space between each character, the radius of each circle and line width ranging from 0.1pt to twice the radius (as in the example above, forming circle sectors).

Here is the output of the same Lorem Ipsum text but with three different styles.