|Coordinator||GRAPHIC POWERS AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - March 2019|
Purpose and goal
Graphic Powers has in the FontEye project developed a new typeface handling software prototype (Beta version) that will help the user by answering many of the font questions and solving typeface issues that cause problems today. Using advanced algorithms and font identification technologies the software can help the user selecting typeface and identify fonts plustell the user if he/she owns it or a similar one and where you can acquire the font if you don´t own it. This typeface handler resembles nothing on the market today.
Expected results and effects
Graphic Powers AB has today a prototype of the software that has been tested by graphic professionals, mainly in the US since it is the primary market of the company. We are currently doing an analysis regarding patenting one of our technologies and we are planning to apply for patents in both Sweden and the US. This year we will release a first version of our software with the technologies that are ready. We expect to reach thousands of users within a year of the release date for the software. At the same time we will continue to develop the second edition of this font handler.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been executed mainly in four parts. The system for retrieving font data was started early in the project and was ready during the fall. Algorithms and technologies for font recognition and typeface searches has been developed continuosly during the whole project. During the fall and winter the interfaces towards users and databases was programmed and the testing, corrections and improvements has naturally taken place at the end of the project period.