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.