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Re: Con-Calligraphy?

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Saturday, August 5, 2000, 7:25
--- Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:

Replying to yourself, Danny?  A bit narcissistic, ¿don't ya think?

> Of course it's a pain in the <George W.> trying to write neatly with > a > MOUSE. And using Microsoft Pain and IrfanViewer to convert .bmp to > .gif. But anyway, here's a sample of my own style of writing > Cyrillic > text.
Microsoft Pain? Freudian slip? (I meant Microsoft Paint. A no-frills bitmap file editor that comes with Windows 3 and 95 and later.)
Another crazy idea I came up with. A bitmap font format that allows for multicolored characters (you can't change the text color because the color is built-in). A good application would be for antialiased screen/system fonts (antialiasing is a fancy term for font smoothing à la Windows 95 and later). The edges of each character would have varying shades of gray to give it a smoother look. Also, fonts with annotational symbols (examples: red for rubrics or words of Christ in Bible text). The format would be called Bitmap Four, since you can have 16 colors (the same colors as the older EGA video of the old-school IBMs; also the same colors available in IRC). That would quadruple file size, but bitmap fonts (which usualy carry the .fon extension) aren't that large anyway. Or you could go even further -- most of us have SVGA I assume, so why not Bitmap Eight, which would have 256 colors! (I wish you could run 256 colors in IRC; I am going to suggest to Khaled Mardam-Bey, the creator of the mega-popular mIRC client, to try to work in a 256-color system based on the SVGA palette. DaW. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Kick off your party with Yahoo! Invites.