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Subject: Re: system.fnt location
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-09-18


Vincent Kargatis wrote:
> - are cluelessbies supposed to currently understand at all how this font
> stuff is to work?

No. This is still work in progress, which will be documented much more when it stabilizes.

> - I got the /system.fnt thing from one of Greg's emails, and I put in
> Fischer's font there, which mostly works. This is behavior that will be
> changed to /.rockbox/system.fnt, based on the above statement?

Yes.

> - When this is all working hunky-dory, how will users choose fonts?

You will be able to click PLAY on a font file, and it will be loaded.

> Will a knowledge of finding and installing whatever fonts be required,
> or will there be some central stash that can be easily browsed?

We'll put up a couple of fonts on the Rockbox site. In fact, we've already begun:

  http://rockbox.haxx.se/fonts/

> Are there (Windows) utils that can just click on a .fnt file (or .bdf)
> and show what it will look like?

I have no idea. :-)

> - How will the final default font be chosen? Will it be the one from
> before, or something chosen as good-looking by the majority of the rockbox
> team, or...?

The compiled-in font will look something like the old font. But Rockbox will load your personal favourite font at boot, so the compiled-in font won't be seen very often.

-- 
Björn



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