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[REBOL] Re: Font compatibility across platforms.

From: kracik:mbox:dkm:cz at: 8-Nov-2000 22:13

Hi Bo, 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 good results. 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? -- S pozdravem Michal Kracik [bo--rebol--com] wrote: