[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.
> ----- 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
> > the end of hopes for a Mac OS X Aqua version of View?
> > Peter
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