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[REBOL] Re: Font compatibility across platforms.

From: bo:rebol at: 9-Nov-2000 0:37

Michal, Actually, I've seen some very good scaling on a single-sized font typeface even to low resolutions using an interpolated algorithm (basically it does anti-aliasing). TV Paint on Amiga does this with bitmapped fonts and as long as the font is scaled smaller than the original, the results are quite good. Results are similar with outline fonts. We're agreed that monochrome scaling lacks when going to much smaller sizes, though. -Bo On 8-Nov-2000/22:13:47, [kracik--mbox--dkm--cz] wrote:
>Hi Bo, > >I'm afraid fonts are not that simple. They are designed for specific >sizes so thay can't be freely scaled to any size and still look good, >only in some range around their designed sizes. Fonts contain so-called >hints to help them scale to low resolutions, but for very low >resolutions used on screen TrueType fonts contain hand-edited bitmap >substitutions. Styles like bold and italic of the same font are >designed separately, and making them algorithmically does not produce >good results. > >But I agree that one sans-serif, serif and fixed-width font would be >sufficient. I remember that Martin Huttenloher once designed very nice >fonts for MagicWB on the Amiga. Perhaps they could be used in REBOL? > >-- >S pozdravem >Michal Kracik
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