Analogue.js is a canvas based typesetter that better simulates the output of a mechanical typewriter.

Add the 'analogue' class to your element and analogue.js will do the rest. Analogue replaces existing HTML elements with a canvas. It then generates a unique ink-strike for each key-press, along with any misalignment. It even occasionally smudges a character or renders transpositional typos. The underlying font is a digitised version of IBM's Selectric typewriter ('Courier New'). As a result, this paragraph will never have two page views the same*. Open up a couple of tabs and check it out.

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Copyright (c) Clinton Freeman 2015

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* Given enough characters written on a page. I haven’t worked out the exact number of permutations. But there are many.

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