Problem getting bitmap fonts into the image
yoshiki at vpri.org
Tue Jan 29 19:28:40 UTC 2008
> I'm using fonts named proggyfonts for my terminals, emacs and other
> places where I need fixed-width fonts. And I would like to use them in
> squeak too. I just can't seem to manage it.
> I installed a pcf -> bdf converter, but the resulting bdf file didn't
> want to be read by the BDFFontReader.
What was the pcf to bdf converter? Was it pcf2bdf? I can try
> I tried most stuff that is in the wiki about bdf fonts, but the data
> seems to be from around 2000 and maybe aren't applicable any longer.
It was written by a person who didn't know about Smalltalk much back
then (the person may not know well still), but it should work.
> For testing and sanity check (I'm sitting at the problem for over an
> hour now., I tried to use the helvica fonts that were used in the class
> comment of BDFFontReader (they were dated from 1990, so they would've
> been the ones the author used, I guess.) and they didn't convert
Hmm, that is interesting. It is broken somehow. What Squeak
release are you using?
> Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.
> If TTF is a must, is there maybe a way to get bitmap fonts into that
> format without ending looking bah? :-)
It shouldn't be a must.
BTW, for a fixed-width font, we have Atlanta font in some images.
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