I was reading another question on this site, and this was a sample of a cursive font from that discussion:
I really like it, but immediately noticed that it could not have been written by a human, because of how perfectly similar all of the t's and d's looked.
I think that creating convincing "dynamic" typefaces would be an interesting challenge. I don't know of any particularly good applications for it, other than to help out those folks with terrible handwriting, who don't have artistic skill, or who have disabilities (hooray for speech recognition!).
There should be a set of several glyphs for each character, so that they may be randomly chosen when typeset.
In order to get letters to flow together (as they should when using a cursive style) it seems like there needs to be ways to specify "regions" where lines can be bent to accomodate different combinations.
When not dealing with cursive, it is a much simpler problem, but I still don't know of any systems which focus on facilitating the creation of "variable" print. It would be dead simple: an extended font file, and a RNG.
So what I want to know is, has anybody else ever been bothered by this issue, where no cursive font has ever looked convincing? Are there any typographical systems which do these things I describe?