Table field text formating
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Dec 17 19:05:12 CST 2008
-= JB =- wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2008, at 4:13 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> If all you need is a one-pixel font, I'm sure there are plenty around.
>> But perhaps we might ask why this is useful, and look one step
>> further to the mechanics of the underlying text rendering in the
>> field object to get exactly what we most want. It may be that such
>> additions would become trivial once RunRev adds independent column
>> alignment to fields.
>> Slogging through big blocks of text line by line and/or word by
>> word, measuring each and adding/subtracting a number of special one-
>> pixel characters can be quite slow, and not the sort of thing I
>> enjoy teaching to newcomers for simple text alignment.
>> So hopefully instead we can just get the appearance we want just as
>> we want it at the moment it's rendered. I doesn't hurt to ask. :)
> Well if a 1 pixel character is so common then it would be extremely
> easy for
> the Rev Team to include it and I would not have to add a font for it.
> As for the usefulness it is unlimited. Text can be positioned where
> you want
> it not just aligned according to Left-Center-Right-Full. The one
> point space
> would allow kerning. The choice of alignment is important but
> kerning it too.
> Many people would never see a need for kerning but it needs to be
> there for
> those who who do want it.
Done: just set the imageSource of the character you want rendered as
one pixel to an image with a width of one pixel.
Let us know what you come up with using it.
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