Open-source font helps writers present data visually
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London-based data design studio After The Flood created AtF Spark, a new open source font that allows for visual presentation of information, within written documents. Building on the usefulness of Sparklines, small plugins that turn numbers into images, AtF Spark removes the need for custom coding. Now, writers can swiftly illustrate key points in their texts simply by changing the type of font. AtF Spark works by enclosing the data to be turned into a bar, line or dot graph in curly brackets and then choosing the new font. If a start or end number would be useful, they must…
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