[DOC][3.8g][Morphic][m17n] Unicode True Type font example (was Re:
internationalisation of squeak: Bitmap font SofijaUC)
hirzel at spw.unizh.ch
Wed Dec 15 08:58:57 UTC 2004
thank you for your answer which helped me to do a further important step
(see below). For examplewe can display now Greek and IPA characters in a
size large enough for example to teach geometry or phonetics with Squeak.
Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>>Squeak 3.6 (for 3.7 I didn't check because I am changing directly from
>>3.6 to 3.8) has TrueType font loader methods which are still in 3.8.
>>Alexander Lazarevic has posted sa code snippets where he managed to
>>display a single character of a Unicode true type font. Recently when I
>>checked it didn't work anymore. I posted a bug report on Mantis
>>regarding this. But in some time TrueType support will be here for
>>Unicode as well I suppose.
> I put a reply to your bug report. If I copy it, it reads:
> First, this wasn't the problem I introduced^^;
> Second, the do-it is wrong, since
> #(12, 18, 24, 36, 60)
> doesn't result in a 5-element array, but 9-element array with four #,'s.
I do not understand what this means. I have now Verdana of font size up
to 36 in my 3.8g image be using the general command (see below)
But I would like to have as well the point sizes 48, 60, 72 and 90. What
do I have to do?
> Third, if you define #pixelSize: at StrikeFont that is identical to the TTCFont one,
> pixelSize: aNumber
> "Make sure that we don't return a Fraction"
> self pointSize: (TextStyle pixelsToPoints: aNumber) rounded.
> it runs.
This explanation is too terse for me.
> However, you would need to fix the combination rule to render the 8-bit depth glyph correctly.
> Lastly, you can say
> TTCFontReader encodingTag: Latin1Environment leadingChar.
> TTCFontSet newTextStyleFromTTFile: 'C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\verdana.ttf'
> to use Verdana for some extent.
This works excellent. In a pristine 3.8gamma-6527 I did do the following
TTCFontReader encodingTag: Latin1Environment leadingChar.
TTCFontSet newTextStyleFromTTFile: 'C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\L_10646.ttf'.
"Lucida Sans Unicode Font (installed on every Windows since 1998).
The font file name might be different though - I am on Windows XP"
s _ StringMorph new contents: ('abc ',
945 asCharacter asString,
946 asCharacter asString,
947 asCharacter asString).
"Greek alpha, beta, gamma"
s fontName: 'MultiLucidaSansUnicode' size: 48.
> Ned, did you do the "installing combination rule" part of FormSetFont?
> -- Yoshiki
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