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Subject: Re: WPS


From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 17:11:52 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, gl wrote:

>> 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)?

Various people seem to work on different aspects of this, but I don't know of
anyone that actually tries to make the whole concept as I described it here.

> I would also vote for allowing text/bitmaps to be overlayed on background
> graphics.

This already works on the color LCD targets.

> Related, blending would be nice too, but maybe too CPU intensive?

Most probably, yes. Of course you can always try it out and see how fast/slow
it gets.

> Right, I misread the hardware specs. I see 8bit grayscale bmps actually
> work, great (although 4bit bmps would take less disk space?).

In the WPS only native 2bit grays are supported since the greyscale lib that
offers more greyscale is too CPU demanding to use all the time in the WPS.

> So anti-aliased fonts are already possible?

No, our font format is (still) mono only.

> I was also thinking about displaying album artwork

Nicolas P works on this:

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2006-02-23

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