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Writing a word with straight lines

Here is a start. I'm sure others will come up with better solutions, but I think from here it's mostly down to finding a better algorithm to pick the random lines. First, we get ourselves a ...
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Writing a word with straight lines

Weighted sampling of line segments based on overlap/non-overlap ratio: ...
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Writing a word with straight lines

Here is another way of making this kind of graphics using version 6 commands. I am not sure how valuable is this different way of making them compared to the other answers of Martin Buettner and kirma,...
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Writing a word with straight lines

Another way that produces a more uniform distribution of lines is to take the DistanceTransform of the text. I start with the text itself: ...
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Column makes fonts smaller

There is an option for Column or Grid to avoid this: AllowScriptLevelChange ...
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How to get rid of new default Version 11 and 12 Input/Output fonts -> and keep the traditional Courier font

No need to modify a stylesheet, it is sufficient to evaluate SetOptions[$FrontEnd, StyleHints -> {"CodeFont" -> "Courier"}] or equivalently ...
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Converting a Text into a list of points

Graphics[MeshPrimitives[ BoundaryDiscretizeGraphics[ Text[Style["h", FontFamily -> "Courier", 300]], _Text], 0]] ...
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Converting a Text into a list of points

I would define the letter as a discretised 2D region and plot it with axes in order to get a rough idea about its area: ...
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New fonts in Mathematica 10.4

Fonts in version 10.3.1 ...
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How can I change the default font used in ALL plots and legends in Mathematica?

You can control the fonts that are used through a stylesheet. First, note the style definition used by the DefaultBaseStyle ...
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What's the name of the default font used in Mathematica 11?

Straight from the proverbial horse's mouth: Default font changed to Source Code Pro on Mac, Consolas on Windows, and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono on Linux.
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Different fonts in MaTeX

This is all covered in the built-in documentation. Search for MaTeX in Mathematica's documentation centre, or type in the following address: MaTeX/guide/MaTeX. ...
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Converting a Text into a list of points

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Magnification, ScreenResolution, ScreenInformation and Printing: Please shine some Light into it!

The issue is that for reasons that are mysterious, Mathematica has been using an incorrect value of the ScreenResolution parameters on Windows machines since time ...
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How to get rid of new default Version 11 and 12 Input/Output fonts -> and keep the traditional Courier font

Following the lead from J.M., and then some comments therein from User18 and QuantumDot, the following is working: In the common StyleSheet, under Notebook options,...
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Column makes fonts smaller

Another approach is to set AllowScriptLevelChange -> False via GridBoxOptions: ...
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Font style inconsistency on "number sign" (hashtag) and "at symbol"

Style has a PrivateFontOptions option with suboption OperatorSubstitution. With the default ...
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What's the name of the default font used in Mathematica 11?

On my Windows 7 system, CurrentValue[{StyleHints, "CodeFont"}] gives Consolas. A perhaps more intuitive way to find it is to simply highlight a piece of text/output/...
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What is the full list of all font families?

As of version 10.1 you can use $FontFamilies. From the documentation: $FontFamilies gives the list of the font families ...
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Is there a global setting for Mathematica's base fonts?

Here is a function came from this page ...
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Writing a word with straight lines

FYI the algorithm for those letters is simply: Say each of the six lettes is one unit width. Draw a vertical line on the left of the screen. Take a random step to the right $0.03$ to $0.1$ units (...
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Which fonts are supported in Wolfram Cloud?

A partial and likely incomplete answer to this is the following: ...
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Mathematica equivalent to HTML `code` or LaTeX `\texttt`

It will depend on what style sheet you use. In the Default style sheet you can select the text and hit the Cmnd+9 (OS x — I think it's Alt+9 on Windows). Here is an example.
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Italic fonts for plots like those appear in scientific papers

Joining the answer by José and a comment by egwene: ...
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How can I display all fonts on one screen size?

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How to display Latin Modern Math font correctly in Mathematica?

Practical solution Just use MaTeX. Explanation There is in fact—more or less—nothing really wrong with what you see. If you compare the same text to the one written in some other word processor (e.g. ...
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Choosing specific font variants

At present you cannot get these font variants on OS X because the FontWeight option only chooses between Regular and Bold. This is a somewhat historical artifact ...
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Letter g rendered with different descender styles

It took me a while to figure out what was happening. Mathematica 11 uses different fonts on Windows, OS X and Linux. They are Consolas, Source Code Pro and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, respectively. ...
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Blurry fonts in notebooks

So this is something I have partially encountered before (though I can't guarantee it will will work for everyone, or even anyone other than me), the first thing I did was to use this tool to fix ...
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Formatting for script letters to match latex

In v10.1.0 under Windows 7 x64: ...
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