OverType - The Over-The-Top Typewriter Simulator
Why did you write this? It started because I was trying to tell my kids about how typewriters worked (because of course they'd never seen one), so I looked for a typewriter simulator on the web, but all the existing ones that I could find get one very basic thing wrong - when you press backspace, they erase the character you just typed, like a computer. On a real typewriter, backspace simply moves the carriage back one space, allowing you to overtype a previously typed character. Erasing requires Tipp-Ex or suchlike. One day my youngest son suggested I should write one that works the right way and allows overtyping. This seemed like it would be an interesting challenge... and indeed it was. Since then it's all got a bit out of hand as I strive to make the program's output "worse" by trying to faithfully re-create some of the other interesting eccentricities of typewriters that have been eliminated in the computer age, such as wobbly and unevenly-inked characters. How do I save/export?
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