Author Archives: Daniel Bernier

WordCram 0.6.0 released

WordCram 0.6.0 is here, and brings with it arbitrary shape-based layouts, SVG export, event callbacks so you can monitor your sketch’s progress, and as usual, a few bug fixes. Special thanks to simpsus for helping out so much! Event callbacks … Continue reading

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WordCram 0.5.7 released

WordCram 0.5.7 is out, and it’s about making things just a little easier. You can make a WordCram from multiple text sources, by piling them on top of each other. Before, WordCram would forget about your old text source, and … Continue reading

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Why Don’t All My Words Show Up?

You installed WordCram, gave it a list of words, and ran it – and some of your words are missing. What’s up? WordCram will try really hard to place all your words, but if it has a hard time placing … Continue reading

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Shapes for WordCram

This has been a feature request for a long time: making WordCrams in arbitrary shapes, like Tagxedo does. It’s currently slow, and a bit limited – you have to provide a java.awt.Shape, not (say) an image mask – but it’s … Continue reading

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WordCram 0.5.6 released

This release includes three bug fixes (#6, #7, and #8), and some small performance improvements, that should get us a tiny bit closer to faster wordcrams. Get the better bits, and happy hacking!

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WordCram 0.5.5 released

This release is mostly a fix for issue #4. dbasch couldn’t make a word cloud, because cue.language couldn’t decide what language his text was in. Next time cue gets confused, instead of stopping the whole show, WordCram will gracefully ignore it, and … Continue reading

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WordCram 0.5.4 released

Just a tiny bug fix for making word crams with the fromTextString method. Download only the freshest of WordCram bits!

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Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July! In the spirit of independence, here’s a WordCram made from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, with open-source software (Processing and WordCram), and open-source fonts (AveriaSerif-Regular and Jane Austen): You can see it at OpenProcessing; here’s the source, … Continue reading

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WordCram 0.5.2 released

WordCram 0.5.2 makes it easier for your users to click on words. You can download the .zip or the .tar.gz at the new github download page. It’s common to let people interact with a word cloud by clicking on the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for Smoother WordCram Builds

I’ve been frustrated with WordCram’s automated build for a long time. It was a giant tangle of ant, JUnit, SVN, javadoc, and googlecode file-uploads, and it was always a struggle to change it, or even remember what it did for me. … Continue reading

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