Fonts and Revolution
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simplsol at aol.com
Sat Nov 5 21:00:35 CST 2005
Also remember that all fonts are not available on all platforms. For
example, you could do your layout on a Mac with Geneva, but this
typeface is Mac only. You may also find that some typefaces that are
common to all platforms, like Times or Helvetica, look different on
each. There has been much discussion of this issue previously on this
list. For what it may be worth to you: I tried the open source,
cross-platform Bitstream Vera but after a couple months could not stand
how it looked; redid everything in Verdana.
Also, if you are using non-proportional fonts, let us know there are
some issues there as well.
From: Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com>
To: Use Revolution List <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 16:35:33 -0600
Subject: Re: Fonts and Revolution
On 11/4/05 6:07 PM, "Garrett R. Hylltun" <garretthylltun at gmail.com>
> What's the deal on the fonts that we can use in our programs;
> are we limited to what's in the text formatting list?
> can we add our own fonts?
> - If yes, how and what font format?
> antialias support?
Basically we are limited to whatever fonts are currently installed on
machine that is running our programs, since Revolution does not (at this
time) support font embedding... this means that if you want to have a
specific font in use in your program, you will need to confirm that the
has it installed (check 'the fontnames' property), or install it
(assuming that it is OK for you to do so) as part of your overall
As to antialiasing, Revolution doesn't do anything about this - the OSes
themselves implement font smoothing at certain point sizes or larger,
this is reflected in Rev as much as in Word...
Sons of Thunder Software
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Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
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