[Pharo-project] Some news about Athens

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Mon Sep 3 15:53:48 EDT 2012

Thanks Igor 
this is cool to see that you make progress while I fixing administrative tasks :)

On Sep 3, 2012, at 4:21 AM, Igor Stasenko wrote:

> ah, yes.. i forgot to say:
> - no strike fonts for Athens will be supported ever.
> It is simply unproductive to waste time on that. They will never work
> correctly, because the format how they stored in image are
> premultiplied subpixel 3*32-bit bitmaps.
> And sure thing, Cairo don't have our highly-special blit mode to
> render them correctly (not saying that they'll work only for 1:1 pixel
> grid match, and only for LCD displays, and if you offset them even by
> a fraction of pixel or rotate/scale, i doubt you will be able to read
> anything).
> You can draw bitmaps (forms) using Athens.. but they should be a
> normal RGBA 32-bit ones.
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko.

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