I took a bit of time over the weekend to expand a couple of PHP scripts I made for my own development into a little online tool that might be useful to some:
Stringmaker is a simple online tool which can be used to quickly generate test strings of the following patterns:
… which can be useful for spacing and kerning. The idea is to let the tool generate basic strings which can then be copy-pasted to InDesign or something and formatted as needed to test type designs in progress.
I'm hoping that some of you find this useful, and if you think there's any fixes that would make it more so please let me know. I'm happy for feedback – it's all still very beta, and I'm really not all that much of a developer, so if something's broken please let me know.