METAGRAF is a graphical editor for creating figures in MetaPost. It is currently able to draw any kind of figure in b/w or color. METAGRAF outputs a MetaPost file which can then be run through MetaPost by itself or using TeX. The program is written in Java and is thus platform-independent.
psbind examines the margins in a PostScript document and rearranges the pages to fit them onto paper efficiently. It outputs a transformed PostScript document. Because psbind detects the margins in its input automatically, it is particularly useful on documents with large or unbalanced margins.
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.
pylize is a Python script that makes the creation of on-screen presentations a matter of a few minutes. It generates a template master document, which can be edited with a text or HTML editor. The master document is then processed by pylize to generate HTML files for every slide plus a file for the table of contents. The presentation can be viewed with any CSS-capable Web browser. pylize is inspired by the Perl program PLies.