Update #6: Join the Letter Hunt!
Calling all supporters of Aerial Bold, type nerds, and keeners, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As we continue to develop our letterform detection and classification algorithm, we need to find more real-world letter features to "feed" into the algorithm, thus training it to better differentiate between "A's" and "R's" and "B's" and "8's" and so on.
To do this, we have developed The Letter Finder App - a web based tool that will allow you to start your own manual "planetary search" for letterforms. All of the contributions made from your efforts will go in to helping make the letterform detection and classification algorithm more accurate and robust. Whether you contribute a couple or dozens, all of your work will of course be acknowledged - if you're keen, you'll even make it on our high score board of "Top Letter Hunters" for all the world to see ;)
The task is simple: Fire up your browser, add your name (if you'd like to be acknowledged), look for features shaped like a letter, create a bounding box around each feature, and submit the task. Simple!
Visit The Letter Finder App to see the latest contributions from all the friends of Aerial Bold who have added to our growing database! Let the letter hunt begin!
Many Many thanks!