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Software News   Software News : OS4 native TTEngine released
   posted by fryguy on 15-Mar-2005 18:04:57 (2737 reads)
Good news for AmigaOS 4 users, starting from 7.1 TTEngine has a native OS4 version made by Andreas Falkenhahn.
    

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Mr_Capehill 
Re: OS4 native TTEngine released
Posted on 15-Mar-2005 18:13:51
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Thanks for your efforts Andreas

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Re: OS4 native TTEngine released
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I appreciate the effort but I thought OS4 was to support TrueType fonts anyway...


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Re: OS4 native TTEngine released
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I appreciate the effort but I thought OS4 was to support TrueType fonts anyway...
That confused me too at first, but i downloaded it anyway (plus, i think there was some program on MOS that I wanted to use that needs it).

However......
on the same page is this:
ViewISO

I got that too and then realized why this lib is very nice. That ViewISO will show all the characters in any truetype font - even without having to install it. so you can download a font, put it in ram and look at it in that view program. if you don't need the lib for any other reason, THAT one is good enough for me.

plus, there are libs for 68k, MOS AND OS4!

nice!


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I would imagine, that even though OS4 supports TT fonts, this specific library is needed for Apps that use the ttengine.library .. hence an OS4 version would speed up font rendering for these apps?

but i might be worng though


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@ LaBodilsen

No, you're right.

The TrueType font engine in OS4 is "hidden" in the diskfont.library layer. This step was necessary since the API of freetype changed substantially between 1 and 2, and might do so again in the future. So instead of exposing the library, we "reserve" the possibility to change it if needed.

A consequence is that you can only use truetype fonts indeirectly via the Amiga font system.


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@EntilZha

Isn't this how it should be? I mean all programs should call diskfont.library and
use bitmap or scalable fonts as they where the same.
Or is this not how OS4 works?

What do you mean "use indirectly"?


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this specific library is needed for Apps that use the ttengine.library


I see... so how does fxPAINT perform now with ttengine.library under OS4? Anyone?


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I tried running it, whit out success
I don’t know way, it just opens app icon on the screen nothing more,

Way way way way ????? I think i'am going take look at intuition base, se if there is any description on how to run it, and E-UAE just got it crashing, I’m doing some thing wrong, I don’t know what , (wrong library version numbers maybe)


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