Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 12:56 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Morphos MorphZone presents an article from the 'Amiga Professor' Peruggi in which he explains the managing of TrueType webfonts on MorphOS and all other Amiga-like systems. It is a complete tutorial with AREXX scripts on how to adjust webfonts to obtain correct aspect ratio of HTML pages in Amiga browsers.
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Well..
by AmigaRobbo on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:11 UTC
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2005-11-15

I'll tell you what I think and why I think it, and I'll tell where I got some preinformation on why I think it and where this information could come in useful. And I'll tell you how what I think will be useful to you, but not how to use it in a precise short way, but instead in a rambling verbose maximum wordage that will make everything hard to read, and indeed if you follow the links I'll show you how you'll lose intrest before the end of the paragraph, despite the fact the the Subject is really intresting and I think you'll find that the soluion useful for both the classic Amiga and as far as I can tell Amiga OS4, although possibly, you'll be so put off by the rambling writting style you'll having fallen asleep by half way.

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RE: Well..
by Anonymous on Tue 20th Dec 2005 16:49 UTC in reply to "Well.."
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@ AmigaRobbo:

Come on. Don't make it so heavy-weight.

Just jump over all the (you so-called booooring) discussions of prof. Peruggi and start reading only the tutorial.

Follow the instructions, fix your fonts to be more suitable for navigating the web, and get a happy life.

Ciao,

Raffaele

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RE[2]: Well..
by AmigaRobbo on Tue 20th Dec 2005 20:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Well.."
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2005-11-15

Sorry! As I think I said this looks like really interesting, these is a a problem with fonts on aWeb, and this may fix it, alas I'm really busy trying to network my Amigas/PC together at the mo, but as soon as I get some spare time I'll certainly give it a go.

In fact I'm going to publicy thank Prof Peruggi for taking the time to help fix this problem.

Now, as regards the academic writting style...

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Hahah
by gdanko on Tue 20th Dec 2005 15:21 UTC
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2005-07-15

Just show me how to fix it!

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AA
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 20th Dec 2005 20:21 UTC
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2005-11-11

The screenshots were telling. The "after" shot looks like the Firefox shot in that it is now using the same fonts. Unfortunately they are still antialiased. Not that I care, I rarely use AA fonts (they seem fuzzy to me) but someone won't like it. Font handling is one of the things one hears about often at OSNews when desktop Linux comes up, and if anyone cared enough about Amiga to start flamewars, I imagine lack of AA would come up.

It surprises me though, I always had the impression that morphOS was a polished, shiny looking thing. Now it looks like the shots might not have been taken on morphOS (not familiar enough with it myself) and if that's the case, would they look any different on morphOS?

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RE: AA
by Anonymous on Wed 21st Dec 2005 09:41 UTC in reply to "AA"
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Mr. MamiyaOtaru wrote:

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The screenshots were telling. The "after" shot looks like the Firefox shot in that it is now using the same fonts. Unfortunately they are still antialiased.
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Don't worry. On Amiga systems and more on MorphOS you can choose to load any font in its normal form-shape or apply antialias on it.

Just check for example about it on the big "Book of Pegasos" realized by Geoffrey Charra here:

http://wikipeg.free.fr/wikini/wakka.php?wiki=ThePegasosBook

Download your preferred language PDF version and then search in it about "ftmanager" or "antialias".

Or here. It is better to look at it by yourself with an example screenshot taken from another Amiga-like OS.

This image I give you the link is from AROS, and shows its Font Manager.

http://www.aros.org/pictures/screenshots/20030809/ftmanager.png

Do you spot the "Antialias" checkmarked option-box, down and right on the font requester window?

Well. MorphOS version of Font Manager is very very similar.

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Not that I care, I rarely use AA fonts (they seem fuzzy to me) but someone won't like it. Font handling is one of the things one hears about often at OSNews when desktop Linux comes up, and if anyone cared enough about Amiga to start flamewars, I imagine lack of AA would come up.
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I see.

World is full of purists who want their desktop as clean as possible (me for example)...

...But it is also full of people who want modding, personalized desktops, enjoy rare configurations of screens, and they want to achieve the best in visibility, best in colors, best in desktop-skins, etcetera.

Antialias is one of that features which should be enabled by user preferences, because it deals with a matter of "taste" by the user him/herself... ...and may vary from people to people ("our own taste" it is a strictly personal thing).

Fortunately amiga GUI interfaces (Amiga MUI, ReAction and now it comes also the new Feelin object oriented system, which is based on XML and has its own memory management), are good enough, and share a high number of options in personalizing the desktop and all the environment, enough to satisfy all purists and modders.

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RE[2]: AA
by AmigaRobbo on Wed 21st Dec 2005 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE: AA"
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2005-11-15

Amiga OS4 (pre-release 3) has anti Alias too.

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Screenshots...
by Andre Siegel on Tue 20th Dec 2005 20:32 UTC
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2005-08-12

It surprises me though, I always had the impression that morphOS was a polished, shiny looking thing. Now it looks like the shots might not have been taken on morphOS (not familiar enough with it myself) and if that's the case, would they look any different on morphOS?

The MorphOS user interface is very flexible. You can make it look as polished or unpolished as you like ;-)

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