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Subject: Re: WPS


From: gl <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:05:29 -0000

> I think the general opinion is that we want to introduce a "viewport"
> system.
> It would be a way to specify a series of "boxes" for the WPS. Each box
> would have a x,y,width,height (pixel-based) and a font. Within each box,
> the given text is line-based. Scrolling only takes place within a box.

That sounds good. Is anybody working on this already (or planning to)?

I would also vote for allowing text/bitmaps to be overlayed on background
graphics. Related, blending would be nice too, but maybe too CPU intensive?
All stuff I've coded before, so might look into it.

> 4bit?
> At the moment the WPS code already supports all 4 shades that the H120
> screen can display. I'm guessing he meant 4-shades rather than 4-bit.

Right, I misread the hardware specs. I see 8bit grayscale bmps actually
work, great (although 4bit bmps would take less disk space?). So
anti-aliased fonts are already possible? If yes I might look into updating
a few.

I was also thinking about displaying album artwork, maybe when you first
enter a folder, or after some period of inactivity (optionally of course) -
it won't look great in 4 shades, but with dithering could still be
interesting, plus the same code can be used on colour displays. Has that
come up before?
Received on 2006-02-23

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