[REBOL] FontFusion - should RT license it?
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 21-Jun-2001 7:16
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
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
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