use-revolution Digest, Vol 11, Issue 3

Terry Judd tsj at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Aug 1 17:34:45 CDT 2004


> From: Dan Shafer <revdan at danshafer.com>
> Date: 2 August 2004 8:18:46 AM
> To: Revolution User List <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: More on Xplat Fonts
> Reply-To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
>
>
> I was perusing the RealBASIC archives and some other language 
> discussion areas and what I've found is that the problem of xplat 
> fonts is huge and has so far been solved only by Macromedia Director 
> and then only very inefficiently.

Actually I think only Flash has managed to come up with a half (and a 
small half at that) decent solution with its font outlines. Director's 
embedded fonts still cause problems on some systems if you don't have 
administrator rights.
>
> It is generally illegal to include fonts (those that are copyrighted) 
> in an application, e.g. So packaging up fonts as part of the install 
> process may not work.
>
> As I said in an earlier post, Java programmer friends of mine tell me 
> this is their biggest single xplat issue as well. So maybe we just 
> have to live with it, do platform checking, master the use of 
> profiles, set up some suggested standards.... In short, do it the hard 
> way!

Exactly.

Terry...


Dr Terry Judd
Lecturer in Educational Technology (Design)
Biomedical Multimedia Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne


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