Raph Levien

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This is the web page of Raph Levien.

Currently I work for Google, and am an engineer on the Android platform team, working on fonts and text layout. Before then, I worked on the Web Fonts team, and before that, on spam in apps.

For fun, I tinker with emulating vintage synthesizers. You can find source code and Play Store links on my Android projects page.

I used to be maintainer of Ghostscript, and have played a role in a number of other free software projects.

I have a number of patents, all of which are available for licensing, and all of which are subject to a patent grant for GPL-licensed software. A special prize is the Even Toned Screening, an exceptionally high quality suite of halftoning algorithms for inkjet printers.

I have completed a PhD on techniques for interactive curve design. Spiro is a free software library containing these techniques, and I also used them to design a number of fonts, including Inconsolata.

You may also be interested in a draft of an earlier attempt at a PhD, on Attack-Resistant Trust Metrics. The best source for that work is the chapter in Computing with Social Trust.

I have a Wikipedia entry.

I'm a member of the Berkeley Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

I live in Berkeley, California. I'm father of two amazing boys, Alan and Max.

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