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Short answer: It's specific to the implementation. Long answer: Research the market for your typeface. Look through how Google Webfonts does charsets and the Mac keyboard implementation of accented characters. Google provides some clarification on making charset calls, which is what occurs with websites and webapps. If your target market is something ...
OpenType technology doesn't allow randomness so ‘randomness’ must be simulated. OpenType ‘randomness’ can be simulated using groups of letters know as alternates. The idea that you could have 3 groups or more of the same letters that rotate; you’d expect to never see the same letter more than once in a word. Unfortunately due to letter combinations, ...
Some OpenType fonts have several designs for a particular character and randomly show one so the text looks more naturally handwritten. For example http://fontfeed.com/archives/upcoming-fontfont-mister-k-pro/
A Google search indicates that others have asked as well but I'm not seeing much planned. A project did exist, and received funding to improve the text --- it was implemented already. http://www.linuxfund.org/projects/inkscape/ Here is a Feature Request, but it has gotten very little support. I'd venture to say its because Inkscape is an illustration suite, ...
Do you own a licence for the fonts? If so, most foundries will let you redownload a fresh, unmodified file that you can be sure is authentic. ;)
The Unicode Common Locale Data Repository and more precise the Unicode Locale Data Summary provides a summary view of the main locale data.
Randomness is possible.* You just have to be really smart and really dedicated to make it happen. Serious programming chops required. Most of the very natural looking handwriting fonts you'll find use contextual alternates and complicated ligature substitution. This actually achieves a more natural result than randomization. Some great examples of ...
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