[REBOL] Re: Does the inclusion of AGG in View spell the end of hopes for a Mac OS X implementation of View ?
From: volker:nitsch:gma:il at: 6-Mar-2005 17:08
On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 15:37:45 +0100, Cyphre <[cyphre--seznam--cz]> wrote:
> Hi Volker,
> I don't think this is a solution because then you can use only that one
> embedded font.
You have to do that anyway, if you really want the same look
everywhere. With a few more fonts. Maybe a mix, only embedded fonts
are fully featured? And there could be more freefonts prepared for
From what I know Carl is currently trying to find a solution
> for X11 based systems. Would be good if someone could write what is the
> situtation on openbsd, freebsd, netbsd, solaris, hpux, etc. Maybe RT could
> make a View with support of FreeType if it is really widely used on most X11
> systems as a 'standard font engine'.
I guess all the newer open source ones use the same X. And on the
others, i guess one could at least install freetype for rebol-use.
hassle on solaris/ hpux etc maybe, but there we could write portable
with the embedded fonts for effects.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Volker Nitsch" <[volker--nitsch--gmail--com]>
> To: <[rebolist--rebol--com]>
> Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 2:22 PM
> Subject: [REBOL] Re: Does the inclusion of AGG in View spell the end of
> hopes for a Mac OS X implementation of View ?
> > There exists some free tt-fonts (vera?). I guess you could get the
> > glyphs and put them in rebol.
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