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[REBOL] FontFusion - should RT license it?

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 21-Jun-2001 7:16

Hi, I have following link for you to read - the announcement said that it takes some 140 Kb of source code to have this strong font engine. It is used by QNX and possibly Tao (not sure here). I am not sure, but maybe it would help us to have standard looking displays thru all our Rebol platforms? Holger? ------------------------ About Font Fusion Font Fusion provides developers with full font fidelity and high-quality typographic output at any resolution on any device, while maintaining the integrity of the original character shapes. Available as an SDK (Software Developers' Kit), Font Fusion is able to rasterize 8 different font formats: TrueType, Type 1, CFF/Type2, T2K Latin, T2K Asian, TrueDoc PFR (portable font resource), Bitstream Speedo, and Font Fusion stroke (FFS) format, as well as embedded bitmaps. Developers can also license a number of different suites of fonts, including delta-hinted screen fonts and the TV Font Pack. Font Fusion is small and fast. Most developers can compile the source code in 32-105 KB, depending on options. It generates more than 16,000 characters per second, using the Arial font at 25 lines per em on a 233MHz Pentium II processor, cache turned off. Font Fusion performs well in memory- and performance-constrained environments. For example, a complete traditional Chinese TrueType font with over 13,000 characters can occupy as much as 8 MB. With Font Fusion, the same characters occupy less than 0.5 MB, representing considerable savings in memory and disk space costs. Font Fusion is designed for operating systems, software applications, Web applications, low-resolution screen devices, multimedia servers, high-definition television screens (HDTVs), set-top boxes, continuous tone printers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other embedded systems and information and wireless appliances. -------------------------- -pekr-