Re: Given Up on Roman Orthography
|Date:||Friday, January 15, 1999, 0:30|
At 23:02 on 14.1.1999, Vladimir Vysotskii wrote:
> BPJ wrote:
> >> In case anyone's interested, I've created a small Java applet which
> >> displays a string in an outline font.
> >Could the applet be changed to *draw* the character rather than using a
> >font, defining each char as a low-resolution bitmap? That would overcome
> >the difficulty with downloading fonts, different computers using different
> >font formats, etc.
> Well... The outline fonts can be scaled, sheared, rotated, mirrored,
> drawn in different colors, unlike the bitmap-based ones. Though the
> bitmap fonts can be much prettier, of course, if hand-drawn carefully.
Especially for on-screen viewing, but since you say:
> Also, in case I wasn't very clear, my applet doesn't use any of the
> existing outline file formats. Instead I've designed a simple text
> font format, which is interpreted by the applet without any necessity
> to download or install something.
I can only say: *G*R*E*A*T*! You're a hero, Vladimir!
I can see 1001 uses for it, let me know more!
Will you make support for Cyrillic? If so don't forget the Ukrainian g
| I have a penchant for that character, if only because Stalin
singled it out for destruction -- no, not really, but because it makes a
useful distinction and makes the value of the Russian g agree with modern
Greek, just as with B [v].
I've had problems with Java applets before, but I think this is necause
they make the browser memory hungry.
> Anyway, if anyone wants to use this sort of technology (either outline-
> or bitmap-based) on their web pages, I'll be glad to help. Please visit
> my sample page at http://noir.crocodile.org/~trivee/fonts.html
> what I'm talking about. Of course, your browser has to support Java to
> see the applets.
B-P> [Verbose bearded-glassed conlanger bites his tongue!]
B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant!