I am looking for a way to randomize characters rendering, to simulate handwriting.

I already saw this, but it's not enough for me, only the position of the words are randomized.

  • Can you use opentype fonts with xetex or luatex, or do you need a solution for pdftex?
    – Thérèse
    Jul 31, 2014 at 20:18
  • Lualatex is preferable to both
    – JPi
    Jul 31, 2014 at 20:28
  • Related: tex.stackexchange.com/q/29425/7883
    – Thérèse
    Jul 31, 2014 at 20:31
  • Of course, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/29402/… is related to this. It is only the third highest voted question on this site. Jul 31, 2014 at 20:31
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    @StevenB.Segletes To be fair, the OP may not be looking for the handwriting of a Cthulhu-worshipping madman... ;).
    – cfr
    Jul 31, 2014 at 21:34

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I know it's an old topic. Since I could not find anything, I started a small python script that do what I wanted to do.

For those who would like to take part, or just have a look, it's here: https://github.com/arodier/manuscript

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    I don't see how this is related to LaTeX?
    – Johannes_B
    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:38
  • Yes, you are right, but the final result is what I want to achieve, with or without LaTeX. Oct 3, 2015 at 16:08

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