13 Sep 2004 haruspex   » (Journeyer)

raph:
I've also been playing with the Cornu spline...as a primitive for curve design, and am now absolutely convinced that it's better than Bezier curves.
I think it's long been clear that Beziers are not a good user abstraction for curve editing - but what's wrong with circle segments between on-curve knots, as chosen by IKARUS, METAFONT, et al? I am not sure anything could be more natural. I suppose the Cornu could be seen as a French-curve style extension of circles. I think I need to write that experimental path editor I always planned, to play with these alternatives :)

My hot metal friend Nick Summers is not out of the game. He wrote me recently with very exciting news:

I should finally be printing - letterpress, of course - by the end of this month ... I hope to be assembling the fabled Benton Engraving Machine some time soon as well. And restoring my Linotype. And casting on the Monotypes...

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