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Subject: Re[2]: Trouble with loadable fonts

Re[2]: Trouble with loadable fonts

From: Alex Gitelman <>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:31:28 -0700

In latest version of Rockbox loadable font support is screwed. The
reason (as usual) is that font routines are called before fonts is
initialized. I did quick fix (attached) which I am not quite satisfied
with at the moment but unfortunately I have lots of work so I just don't
have time to do better.
Second, in bdf2ajb there is hardcoded table used to transcode
Cyrillic to appropriate coding - it may need to be removed for German.
Unicode may work OK assuming that 0 page is for Western European
languages, but in general in unicode.c appropriate table should be
installed, too.

Best regards,
Tuesday, August 27, 2002, 7:07:57 AM, you wrote:
FM> hi uwe
FM> i'm swiss and i have exactly the same problem...
FM> so anyone who can help will already have 2 supporters!
FM> fabian
FM> ----- Original Message -----
FM> From: Uwe Freese
FM> Sent: 27.08.2002 15:39:47
FM> To:
FM> Subject: Trouble with loadable fonts
>> Hello,
>> I tested around with loadable fonts, because I want to see the "german
>> umlauts" correctly (the size of the standard font is ok for me).
>> First  question:  Why  aren't  the  german  characters  (umlauts  )
>> displayed  in  the  non-loadable-fonts  version? They are available in
>> both ANSI and Ascii table. Is the standard font only Ascii 7 bit?
>> Then  I  compiled a version with loadable fonts and the 5x7.bdf (which
>> is  ISO8859-1  and  should  contain the 'umlauts', shouldn't it?). But
>> after  starting,  rockbox  tells  me "No font specified" (I copied the
>> system.ajf to the AJB).
>> I  downloaded  5x7  and 5x8 (both ISO8859-1) fonts from somewhere, but
>> bdf2ajf  exits  with a segfault. I think there are too many characters
>> in  this  bdf  file.  But  adf2ajf  should  ignore the additional ones
>> instead  of  crashing,  of course. (I don't know how to change the bdf
>> file manually so that it works with the current bdf2ajf.)
>> Has anybody a font for me that's equivalent to the font of the
>> fixed-font-version (only with 'german umlauts')?
>> Bye, Uwe.

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