[REBOL] Re: Font compatibility across platforms.
From: carl:cybercraft at: 7-Nov-2000 18:31
On 07-Nov-00, Michal Kracik wrote:
> Hi Bo,
> it's good to hear that you want to have platform-independent fonts
> in View.
Indeed it is. (:
> 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
It'd no doubt be a lot of work, but the ideal would be for View to do
its own text-rendering and have within it a small set of default
fonts. Then, if RT published the specs for View fonts and/or
supplied a font-editor, others would be able to create their own
View-compatible fonts to include with their scripts.