Title: A novel approach of cursive signature generation for personal identity

Authors: Jungpil Shin; Md Abdur Rahim; Md Rashedul Islam; Keun Soo Yun

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, 965-8580, Japan ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, 965-8580, Japan ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, 965-8580, Japan ' Department of Computer and Information, Ulsan College, Ulsan 682-090, South Korea

Abstract: Signatures are used in many situations of daily life. In many non-English-speaking countries like Japan, people are generally not familiar with English and they do not have English signatures in most cases. However, many of them want to learn how to write English in cursive and hope to have an English signature. Thus, this study proposes a technique for generating an English signature. We use a cubic Bezier curve for the cursive connection and an affine transformation to modify the input characters. Modifications were made in the slant, scale, space between the characters and line emphasis. In addition, we added some decorative functions, such as putting a circle around the signature. The system also provided an animation to teach users how to write cursive English and the order of strokes used in a signature. As a result, we were able to provide system-generated signatures that satisfied the users.

Keywords: signature generation; human computer interaction; personalisation; cubic Bezier curve; cursive English.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2020.107423

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2020 Vol.62 No.4, pp.384 - 394

Received: 29 Jun 2019
Accepted: 02 Oct 2019

Published online: 21 May 2020 *

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