[Pharo-project] Re: Re: Re: Re: [ANN] Demo with both Truetype+Polymorph

Andrew Tween amtween at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 23 18:01:31 EDT 2008

"Norbert Hartl" <norbert at hartl.name> wrote in 
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> On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 10:01 +0200, Marcus Denker wrote:
>> On 23.09.2008, at 09:09, Andrew Tween wrote:
>> > Note that with a one-click app distribution, it isn't necessary to
>> > embed the fonts in the image.
>> > FreeType Plus looks for a folder named Fonts relative to the .image
>> > file, and loads any fonts it finds from there.
>> >
>> > Putting the font file(s) into the Fonts folder has these advantages...
>> >
>> > 1.The image isn't bloated. (embedding a 20Mb font file would grow
>> > the image by 20Mb)
>> > So, the default font could be a large Unicode one, for example
>> >
>> > 2.Easier to create a one-click app for distribution.
>> >
>> > 3.Easier to install the font files into the OS so that other
>> > applications can also use them.
>> >
>> > 4. Free fonts that don't allow embedding can be used (e.g.
>> > Bitstream). This widens the choice of available free fonts.
>> >
>> > The advantage to embedding the font file in the image is that it
>> > moves around with the .image file.
>> > Which for a one-click app isn't really an advantage at all :)
>> Cool!
>> We should actually think about moving more data into files... for
>> example, there are huge literal arrays
>> in UCSTable's class side initialize methods that are only there for
>> initializing the class a long time ago.
>> These would not even be needed to be read on startup.
>> Of course, this is violently against the "everything in the image"
>> philosophy of Squeak... but I guess
>> that any device one would want to run it on would have a filesystem of
>> some sort.
> Or there could be a call that reads it in and keeps it in the image.
> Easy for people they want to have it in their image.

FreeTypeFontProvider current embedFilesInDirectory: aDirectory
will do this

> Norbert 

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