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[REBOL] Re: Font compatibility across platforms.

From: bo:rebol at: 8-Nov-2000 12:31

Paul, I believe that bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, superscript, subscript and other styles would only be a slight addition to the font- rendering algorithm, so I would hope that these would also be implemented. Remember that I am only speaking rhetorically because I have no idea whether the team here wants to go in this direction. It is my opinion that we should, but I am looking at it from my own perspective and not the perspective of the company. -Bo On 7-Nov-2000/21:44:17-6:00, [ptretter--charter--net] wrote:
>Would that included the ability to bold, italics, and undeline on the three >differnt fonts. > >Paul Tretter > >-----Original Message----- >From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of >[bo--rebol--com] >Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 10:11 AM >To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] >Subject: [REBOL] Re: Font compatibility across platforms. > >Michal, > >Let me start by saying this is my own opinion. To be useful, REBOL/View >would only really need three fonts in some sort of outline format. >Serif, sans-serif and fixed. These could be scaled accurately to nearly >any size. Therefore, they wouldn't add too much to the executable size. > >Also, if REBOL HQ comes up with a font format that is unique to View, it >wouldn't take too much work to create the data for three font typefaces >and the licensing cost would be averted. > >-Bo > >On 6-Nov-2000/22:47:54, [kracik--mbox--dkm--cz] wrote: >>Hi Bo, >> >>it's good to hear that you want to have platform-independent fonts in >>View. I think this will give REBOL tremendous advantage over other GUI >>toolkits, Java and HTML. But how could this be done? I'm afraid that >>licensing some good fonts may be expensive for a free product like >>View, and also they can increase View executable size considerably. >> >>-- >>Michal Kracik >> >>[bo--rebol--com] wrote: >>> >>> Yes, View needs to have its own internal fonts as this is the only part >>> of View's layout that is not completely platform-independent (as far as >>> I can tell). >>> >>> -Bo >>> >>> On 6-Nov-2000/9:30:03+12:00, [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote: >>> >I'm finding the default View font is not giving the same results >>> >across platforms. >>> > >>> >If I use a font size of 13 for instance, the text on my Amiga takes up >>> >exactly 13 pixels vertically, (worked out by where the next line of >>> >text is when it wraps), but on a friend's Windows box using the same >>> >script the height is 16 pixels. >>> > >>> >Anyone know a solution to this? >>> > >>> >Carl Read. >>> > >>> >-- >>> >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >>> >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >>> >subject, without the quotes. >>> > >>> -- >>> Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky >>> REBOL Adventure Guide >>> REBOL Technologies 707-467-8000 (http://www.rebol.com) >>> The Official Source for REBOL Books (http://www.REBOLpress.com) >>> >>> -- >>> To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >>> [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >>> subject, without the quotes. >>-- >>To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >>[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >>subject, without the quotes. >> >-- > Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky > REBOL Adventure Guide > REBOL Technologies 707-467-8000 (http://www.rebol.com) > The Official Source for REBOL Books (http://www.REBOLpress.com) > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. >
-- Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky REBOL Adventure Guide REBOL Technologies 707-467-8000 (http://www.rebol.com) The Official Source for REBOL Books (http://www.REBOLpress.com)