Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jan 2010 13:31 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Every now and then on OSNews, we discuss typography and language. Despite the fact that many think it's not relevant for computing - it most certainly is. Whether you're browsing the web, reading email, or chatting over IM - the most common element on your computer screen is typography. Today, I want to discuss something we barely have in my native language: small capitals.
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ttf lib
by bsdero on Tue 12th Jan 2010 16:12 UTC
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I wrote a little image program using freetype lib ( I think OO uses this library?) and the library does the font rendering work. After that, u can do some bit-blitting to some display buffer or the like. Sure, u can use many options for font rendering, like kerning, width and height of text, and some another cool options. But I was looking for a "weight" of text... and I didn't find anything. Not in the freetype doc here: http://freetype.sourceforge.net/freetype2/documentation.html

The only thing from here is to read font data and program the text rendering yourself instead.

I think OpenOffice is using freetype internal text rendering funcs. Would be better if OO programmers could develop their own text render capabilites instead freetype ones....

Edited 2010-01-12 16:16 UTC

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