i'm not convinced it would be that hard...
it would not be time consuming though...
I think there's a "not" too much in that sentence?
Anyway, I never said it would be hard (for someone that are used to this kind of programming), just that it's a long project.
We surely agree a lot on the path to follow, but unless industrial robots have improved at least hundredth fold in precision since the eighties (where I made programs for a few industrial 'bots), I think there will be a lot of exceptions to program for each version of a letter (with endless hours of trial and error.
I think the company with the very Dutch name
would be best off with a local programmer, so they can meet up every now and then to discuss (and enjoy a cold one) and keep a tap on progress - the man-man interface can be quite important in such a project.
If you feel up to the task and would like the challenge, do apply though, I'm sure they could do worse!