stroke width

stroke width

[′strōk ‚width]
(computer science)
In character recognition, the distance that obtains, at a given location, between the points of intersection of the stroke edges and a line drawn perpendicular to the stroke center line.
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In the paper on "Text Extraction in Natural Scenes using Region-based Method", the authors Zhihu Huang and Jinsong Leng proposed a region-based text extraction method which has the improved Stroke Width Transform has computing complexities and more accurate.
To do this, Naptha uses Microsoft Research's Stroke Width Transform (SWT), a very fast and simple algorithm that relies on the fact that fonts usually have a fairly uniform stroke width, and are thus easy to pick out.
4 In actual cutting, the number of strokes is limited according to the cutter lead and stroke width.
While coloring you select color and stroke width from the palette, view the source image, or share your artwork via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
2) In machine-printed, the stroke width in a character depends upon the type and size of font used.
A thicker stroke width creates more ink per area: For example old style typefaces have thicker stroke widths and less contrast between thick and thin strokes (Bringhurst, 2002, Mozina, 2003).
In conclusion, the findings of the present study indicate that the breathing action of female swimmers in front crawl swimming significantly increased the duration of the total underwater pull, while no alterations were observed in the stroke width.
For optical character recognition (OCR) or verification, the rule of thumb is that stroke width of the smallest character should be at least 3 pixels wide.
Designing with strokes is now more powerful and flexible than ever: users can control stroke width at any point along a path, align dashes to corners and path ends, add accurately placed arrowheads directly from the Stroke panel and control how brushes stretch along a path.
The rest of the paper is organized as follows: Section 2 describes the algorithm to compute the stroke width of text.
Using pressure to define stroke width gives graphic artists the same gestural freedom to sketch or draw as they would with traditional tools.
Considered to be the first successful sans serif typeface based on the humanist models of the Renaissance, Gill Sans offers a more pronounced contrast in stroke widths than most serifless fonts, resulting in a design that's been judged as more appealing to the eye, and ultimately more readable than monoweight alternatives.