Alphabet Soup is a project which attempts to determine a number of things about the shapes of letters in several different writing systems. First, it hypothesizes a set of basic building blocks that all letters are built up from. Second, it hypothesizes a set of rules, a grammar or syntax, which defines how those pieces combine to make different letters. It can generate individual letters, randomize letters in an input string to create weird but readable text, or generate random strings of symbols.
acoc is a regular-expression based colour formatter for programs that display output on the command-line. It works as a wrapper around the target program, executing it and capturing the stdout stream. Optionally, stderr can be redirected to stdout, so that it, too, can be manipulated. acoc then applies matching rules to patterns in the output and applies colours to those matches.
The ClearlyU family of bitmap fonts provides a set of 12 pt, 100 dpi proportional BDF fonts with many of the glyphs needed for Unicode text (including numerous alternate glyphs and other glyphs not encoded in Unicode that are necessary to actually display certain scripts, e.g., Arabic or Devanagari).
The DejaVu fonts are a font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel. The family is available as TrueType fonts and also as third-party packages for various operating systems, including handhelds.
Gentium is a typeface family designed to enable the diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications. It supports a wide range of Latin-based alphabets, and includes glyphs that correspond to all the Latin ranges of Unicode.
IDAutomation Universal Barcode Font is an advanced barcode font that can create multiple linear barcodes on various operating systems and locales including Double Byte versions of Windows such as those used in China and Japan as well as other Asian locale settings. It supports AIM USS Code 128, GS1-128, EAN-128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, Codabar, USPS OneCode, Postnet, and Planet.