fs Permutation II

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Permutation: The act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements.

One font, two different brick combinations.

Picking any two bricks from the 169 available gives a total possible combinations of 14196 (169C2) different fonts. Counting a certain kinds of bricks as one--all four 45degree, for instance--gives 36 unique bricks, resulting in 630 (36C2) unique combinations or fonts.

In this font, if the bricks are swapped with each other, the result will be a different font. Hence order of the bricks matter. In which case, nCr (combinations) is not the right choice. What's needed is nPr (permutations). 169P2 gives 28392 permutations and a 36P2 gives 1260 permutations.

So, at a minimum, 1260 fonts are possible with the current implementation of FontStruct, with just this particular layout of bricks.

Staggering.
Info: Created on 27th March 2009 . Last edited on 24th June 2009.
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This looks awesome large.
Comment by Stelios Constantinides (sconstantinides) 27th March 2009
i feel the need to tell you that it's nearly irrelevant, how awesome this is, or whatever how huge!
it think the concept of having the possibiliy of "let's say" 1260 permutations just leaves this work speechless...
Comment by kix 28th March 2009
Awesome. 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 10th September 2011

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