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[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::gmail at: 6-Mar-2005 14:22

There exists some free tt-fonts (vera?). I guess you could get the glyphs and put them in rebol. On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 12:30:09 +0100, Cyphre <[cyphre--seznam--cz]> wrote:
> Hi Peter, > > I can't speek for RT about macOS X here. But I can just tell you that AGG is > fully crossplatform and you can compile it for MacOS X. The only problem is > with font rendering(as usually). AGG doesn't conatin its own font rendering > engine but it is able to work with vectorial glyph data and perform nice > things like with all other vector shapes. The author wrote two 'examples' > how to get the vectorial glyphs: using Win32 api and using FreeType engine. > So if RT want to have text rendering functionality with AGG support they > need to get the vectorial glyphs somehow on all supported systems. You could > also read in one of the Carl's blogs that he is investigating how to get > this running on Linux. I'm not familiar with MAC OS X api so I don't know if > it is possible to get vectorial text glyphs from the system but I believe > this can be solved too. > Anyway, afaik if RT don't find any crossplatform solution for the text > handling under AGG Carl is planning to release View with AGG without the > text features (ie. DRAW will be using the old text routines as in the > current versions and text cannot be transformed, textured, outlined etc.). > Those missing text features will be added later when RT find a solution. > > regards, > > Cyphre > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "PeterWAWood" <[pwawood--mango--net--my]> > To: <[rebolist--rebol--com]> > Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 7:25 AM > Subject: [REBOL] Does the inclusion of AGG in View spell the end of hopes > for a Mac OS X implementation of View ? > > > It seems that the AntiGrainGraphics (AGG) library which RT is using to add > > Draw effects to Rebol/View has two standard implementations - Windows API > & > > X11. > > > > Does this signify an end to the hopes for a Mac OS X version of View or > just > > the end of hopes for a Mac OS X Aqua version of View? > > > > Peter > > > > -- > > No virus found in this outgoing message. > > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > > Version: 7.0.296 / Virus Database: 265.6.0 - Release Date: 17/12/2004 > > > > > > > > -- > > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to rebol-request > > at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject. > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to rebol-request > at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- -Volker Any problem in computer science can be solved with another layer of indirection. But that usually will create another problem. David Wheeler