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Subject: Re: Rendering hints in (R)WPS for flashing/shades on iHP1x0

Re: Rendering hints in (R)WPS for flashing/shades on iHP1x0

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 05:46:15 -0500

Alternating sublines plus conditionals should allow flashing text when pause.

Create two sublines, identical. Both have a conditional, one has the
word "Paused" and the other has six spaces (assuming fixed with font).
Set the timing on the sublines to the minimum.

Shaded text would be unsuitable for color targets (as well as not
being particularly readable even on the few grayscale targets, except
for the dark gray possibly), and inverted text would not work well
with background images in many cases. They're possible, but I don't
see them as being particularly useful, over all. Though if you
extrapolated the shaded text into "colored text" where on grayscale
targets you've only got the 4 shades as colors, it's at least flexible
enough to be useful on more targets. Perhaps %tcFFFFFF, basically
allow the use of a hex value for the color, then adapt it to the
current bit depth, much like the color picker for foreground. And
approximate to the nearest shade of gray on grayscale targets (just so
that there's not a second tag needed, or a confusion because %tcFFFFFF
and %tc4 are drastically different, and so grayscale WPSes can look
the same on color targets with the same screen sizes).
Received on 2007-05-03

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