Cross Platform Font Layout - current workarounds

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Aug 25 20:50:32 EDT 2020

Reminds me of HTML. All platform consistency in display… until Microsoft and Netscape decided to do it “better”. It begs the question, is it better to be consistent with everyone else’s standards, or better to be… well… better?

Bob S

On Aug 25, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

Yes, we all remember the TrueType rollout, and the promise of a single-file, cross-platform font definition.

But for that format to provide pixel-perfect matched rendering requires all renderer implementers to use the same code.  And as you know, they don't.

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