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[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 > considerably.
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.