Report Number: CS-TR-80-824
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: LCCD, a language for Chinese character design
Author: Mei, Tung Yun
Date: October 1980
Abstract: LCCD is a computer system able to produce aesthetically
pleasing Chinese characters for use on raster-oriented
printing devices. It is analogous to METAFONT, in that the
user writes a little program that explains how to draw each
character; but it uses different types of simulated 'pens'
that are more appropriate to the Chinese idiom, and it
includes special scaling features so that a complex character
can easily be built up from simpler ones, in an interactive
manner. This report contains a user's manual for LCCD,
together with many illustrative examples and a discussion of
the algorithms used.