Jonathan Feinberg has made a cool application: Wordle. You give it a corpus of text, and it creates a word cloud with size based on frequency. Here are the titles of all my blog posts over the years:
Wordle automatically nestles all the words together, and when you create one, you can set parameters like font and layout algorithm. Very cool.
The thing that surprised me about my title cloud is that it looks like a tag cloud, but these are actually words pulled from the titles, not the names of tags. Maybe all that manual tagging isn’t worth it after all?
The requested URL /create was not found on this server." Bummer, this looks fun!
Since Jonathan Feinberg has posted just above, let me say it's beautiful. I've never tried to write something like this but, I guess the words are the easy part and the balance is the hard part. The fonts are great and the balance of the sizes and colors are great, too.
I hope you can keep wordle online. I'm thinking of trying to write a little applescript to call wordle from emacs before I close a latex file.
Thanks for pointing to it.
Did you try to get it with the non-breaking space working?
When you say you can't e-mail me, what do you mean?
Pretty nifty tool, thanks for creating it.
Can you please put up, maybe in the FAQ, an example of the non-breaking space for any OS, any browser encoding to be used and one or two fonts it works with.
On Linux(Ubuntu & RHEL 5), I tried few variations including \u00A0, with quotes, escaping, even copying from Character Map and chaning browser encoding (UTF 8n, 16, etc), none of these worked to get words like "bay area" to be considered together.
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