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Hi, when i try to run the source code i get "process didn't exit successfully: `target\debug\calligrapher-ai.exe` (exit code: 101)". Any idea?

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Is calligrapher-ai.dll and sciter.dll in the same folder as calligrapher-ai.exe?

Also, calligrapher_ai.dll must be renamed to calligrapher-ai.dll (change the underscore to a dash).

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Would be super useful, if there was a WebComponent that get a size and a text attribute and then draws the stuff accordingly in animated form in shadow dom.

Do you mean an export-to-WebComponent option?

Whats the license on this one?

Also the source code seems outdated...

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Thanks for bringing that to my attention, the source code has just been updated to include the license and match the pre-compiled release version.

If you have already purchased, please see these instructions here on accessing the updated files.

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Hi again, will I have to purchase again?

No, it should be tied to your previous purchase. Please see these instructions here.

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Thank you, I see that and it worked.

Just wanted to post an update. I haven’t finished the word-wrap feature, but still working on it.

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Thank you for the update. Don´t feel stressed, I have no pressure and am glad you are dedicating yourself to this.

Hey, I’ve uploaded v1.1.0 which supports word-wrap.

It can be a bit slow with longer texts. If this turns out to be a problem, I can look into optimizing it. Just let me know.

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Hi,  I purchased the script an did the download of sciter sdk. But I have to admit, I do not have a clue, how to use it. Could you give me some direction for that?

Thank you in advance, Stefan

Thank you for your purchase. To compile the project, one would need to install Rust, then type cargo run in a command prompt window in that folder.

If you wish to bypass this step, I’ve uploaded a pre-built executable titled “EXECUTABLE (v1.0.0)”.

This executable maps German characters as described, and has no text-length limit. Text is shrunk to fit.

I am currently working on word-wrap, and hope to complete it within the week.

Regarding a German dataset:

The current model was trained on the English dataset linked here. It is very computationally-intensive; as you can see, even using machine-learning hardware, it took 2 days.

The same source does have a 13th century German dataset, but it’s (presumably) in blackletter, and probably not in the correct format — static images, instead of strokes with velocity data recorded with “eBeam” (a digital whiteboard).

In theory, one could draw text on their computer (preferably using a digital stylus) and convert the strokes to a compatible format for training, but I am not sure how much text would be required. It may be prohibitively time-consuming. Again, there is the issue of computation power necessary to train the model in a reasonable timeframe.

On the bright side, we’re mostly concerned about missing pairs of dots 😁 So I am hopeful I can find a way to figure out where the umlauts are, and add the missing dots on top.

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That is great. I am not a programmer and anything like this I have to spend lots of time to understand (if so). Sometimes I have to give up. So your generous help is highly appreciated.
Regards of the dataset, I think, it will not be possible for me, as in the site, for which you sent the link, they talk of several days even on an advanced machine. And lots of contributions of handwritten text.
Perhaps one day any institute will concern to do this tedious  (and for me not possible) work.

Well, I am grateful, for what you offer and it is already a lot for me to play with . I am always interested in any forthcoming. Thank you very much again.

Stefan

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Hello Girkov, ok I understand. I used so far the Github Version and did not know, that it is different from the Version here. I will purchase. Mapping the mentioned letters would help, even it is only a workaround.
And word wrap would be great. If you would do that for me, great!

What would be necessary for a real German version? Is it difficult to generate a German dataset? Could I do something for that myself?

Thank you for your efforts!

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Is it or will it be possible to write longer texts?

I don’t believe there’s any limit on text length, but because word-wrap isn’t implemented, it may go off-screen.

Are you interested in a word-wrap feature?

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Hi Girkov, thank you for your answer. I will tell my experiences:

1. The text-box at the bottom takes only 49 letters, when I type there. It is not possible to put more.


2. When I copy text from a text file, I can insert more, than 49 letters, but only 49 are visible. When I click "WRITE" the programm writes without stopping, though the letters after letter 49 are chaotic and without line-wrap. I will have to close the program to use it again.


3. The program does not process special characters as e.g. German Umlaut (ä, ö, ü) or ß. As well as some other as [ or } (what is not so important).

4. A line-wrap also would be great.

Thank you for your attention and kind regards,

Stefan

Unfortunately, this software was trained on an English-language dataset. I do not have access to a compatible German version. If you like, I could patch the app to automatically map ä,ö,ü,ß to ae,oe,ue,ss. But I know that may not be a particularly satisfying solution.

Can I ask if you’re using a copy of the app built from source code purchased here, or simply the prebuilt version from Github? Only the latter should have a ~50 character limit.

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Can I use the SVGs in commercial projects?

Of course!  There are no restrictions on what you're allowed to do with the output.  

Happy handwriting! ✍️