[tug-summer-of-code] A couple of project proposals

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Jun 29 16:41:34 CEST 2009

Daniel Kirsch wrote:
>> 2) LaTeX handwriting-based symbol search
>>       There are occasional posts to comp.text.tex asking by
>>       description for a particular LaTeX symbol ("a capital U with a
>>       dot...no, not with the dot above the U but centered within
>>       it...no, not such a small dot, a bigger dot...").  It'd be a
>>       great help to produce a Web site in which a user can draw a
>>       symbol with the mouse and have the site return a list of LaTeX
>>       symbols (glyph + package + control sequence) that best match the
>>       user's drawing.
> Hi,
> I think I did something like that:
> http://detexify.kirelabs.org
> A friend of mine had this exact same idea and I just began it out of
> interest. Actually I am a TeX beginner myself and my solution is far
> from finished and leaves a lot to be desired. There are not too many
> Symbols trained as of now either but it works reasonably well on greek
> letters. I'd be glad to hear some feedback.
> Daniel Kirsch

Hello Daniel,

Very nice indeed!  A bit of publicity to get some training done, and
this could be a very useful tool indeed.
Joseph Wright

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