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I've done a few print- and book-related projects with Processing, and I think a Book library would be useful for those interested in creating algorithmically generated books or layouts. What might be useful?
Thus far, I'm thinking of or working on:
I'm hoping this sparks some conversation on a design-related library. Any ideas, comments, or suggestions welcome!
You could make something where there is a long list of books and people can select some and add it to their own personal library. Also, you can make a filter search. So people can find the exact books they need. Plus allow a zoom in and out button. That would look nice. Finally, if you can, add a place where if you click on it, it can change the language.
It would be useful to output other formats not just PDF. For instance Word compatible format, HTML or perhaps epub.
I'd be interested in hearing if this has progressed any. I wrote a sketch for drawing and exporting black and white mini-comics as a PDF, both for printing and viewing electronically. I also started experimenting with generating epubs, which is just a zipped folder. Epubs can also contain audio, video, and SVGs. It would be very cool to generate an epub with video from a sketch. And a certain level of interactivity can be had within the HTML of the epub pages. Sigil is a great program for creating epubs and can be used to reverse engineer what is needed within the file.
I am of opinion that a personal OS w/o a PDF reader isn't complete! >-)