Feature suggestion: Text

Let the developers know what you think of the software and what can be done to either improve the CFDG language or the Context Free program.

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Feature suggestion: Text

Post by TorfusPolymorphus » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:52 pm

I'd love to be able to use texts in different fonts in my images. Something like

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TEXT { "my text" "this_cool_font" }
Modern fonts are stored as vectors anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem. I know doing font stuff in a platform independent way is a PITA, although using a 3rd party library (freetype?) could ease that pain greatly.

As a bonus, alignment options.

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Post by pakin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:39 am

I'd love to be able to use texts in different fonts in my images.
For the time being, check out pfbtocfdg and my Curses picture in the Gallery.

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Post by TorfusPolymorphus » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:37 am

This is great! And it even works for proportional fonts. Thanks a lot, this is a very valueable tool.

It seems that there is no general listing for such 3rd party tools in the wiki. I think it would be nice to have one. Any opinions on that?

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Post by MtnViewJohn » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:42 pm

TorfusPolymorphus wrote:This is great! And it even works for proportional fonts. Thanks a lot, this is a very valueable tool.

It seems that there is no general listing for such 3rd party tools in the wiki. I think it would be nice to have one. Any opinions on that?
I have renamed the Linux GUI page to Third-Party Applications. Have a party.

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Post by pakin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:40 pm

MtnViewJohn wrote:I have renamed the Linux GUI page to Third-Party Applications. Have a party.
...and I've added a pointer for pfbtocfdg to that page.

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