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Subject: Re: Multifont, glyph/font cache

Re: Multifont, glyph/font cache

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-13

I wasn't trying to say "Don't do multiple fonts on different screens" or
anything. That's the only aspect of this I personally would be interested
in, I was just saying that the *most* talk I've seen of multiple fonts has
been from WPS designers who show pictures of Artist in bigger text and Album
in littler text and ask "Why can't I do this?" I also realize that's by no
means a trivial thing, but rather felt that it might be best that this
idea's kept in mind so that even if it's not worked on here, at least
hopefully nothing that makes it harder goes in if possible.

On 2/13/06, gl <gl@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>
> Do the fonts support >1 bit btw? If yes, anti-aliasing would look good.
> --
> gl
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bk" <mutualaid@gmail.com>
> To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox-dev@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 2:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Multifont, glyph/font cache
>
>
> > On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 14:52 +0100, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> >> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, bk wrote:
> >>
> >> > Multiple simultaneous fonts is mostly orthogonal to what I'm doing.
> >> > Although
> >> > if I'm going to have to rewrite the entire font subsystem (looking
> more
> >> > likely...), one might as well add in those facilities too.
> >>
> >> Then you realize that you need to fix the scroll thread to deal with
> >> multiple
> >> fonts? And you need to attack the WPS code to introduce "viewports" for
> >> where
> >> to use the different fonts...
> >>
> >
> > My prev post was more of an oblique plea to someone who knows the font
> > code to please give me some pointers. Worst case scenario that the font
> > code does need a major overhaul (which may or may not happen), all I
> > would plan on doing would be leaving a few font slots free for whoever
> > wants to implement simultaneous WPS fonts. This is looking like enough
> > work already.
> >
> > bk
>
>
Received on Mon Feb 13 15:43:02 2006


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