Project Description

The Re-Typograph project is a joint research initiative hosted at the ARTEM Campus, between the ANRT, Loria and Mines Nancy.

The initiative started in September 2013, and its main goal is to investigate means to use Document Image Analysis techniques to extract Type Design characteristics from printed texts; ideally dating from the early printing periods (XV and XVI centuries). It brings together people from various horizons : established type designers and computer scientists and their students, collaborating, exchanging and contributing to the same goal: understanding the underlying structures and similarities, shapes and alignments that define a type face, and develop the tools to retrieve them from digitised printed documents.


Example of preliminary results (credits: J. Blégean and R. Houpin 2013)