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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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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