[REBOL] Re: Font compatibility across platforms.
From: kracik:mbox:dkm:cz at: 8-Nov-2000 22:13
I'm afraid fonts are not that simple. They are designed for specific
sizes so thay can't be freely scaled to any size and still look good,
only in some range around their designed sizes. Fonts contain so-called
hints to help them scale to low resolutions, but for very low
resolutions used on screen TrueType fonts contain hand-edited bitmap
substitutions. Styles like bold and italic of the same font are
designed separately, and making them algorithmically does not produce
But I agree that one sans-serif, serif and fixed-width font would be
sufficient. I remember that Martin Huttenloher once designed very nice
fonts for MagicWB on the Amiga. Perhaps they could be used in REBOL?