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bellissimo
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:03 pm Reply with quote
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Font Manager allows you to change the font that other TAPs use. You can use any True Type fonts you may have on your Windows or Mac.

http://www.toppy.org.uk/~bellissimo/toppyfontmanager.html

It builds on work by Pavel Kopylov who came up with the initial font routines, and R2-D2 who came up with a way of hooking into the TAP API calls for drawing text.

The website has a number of ready made fonts (just copy them into /ProgramFiles/Settings/Fonts), but it is possible to make your own. See the instructions in the zip file for more details.

The options screen is displayed by pressing the 'Slow motion' key while in the Toppy System menu, although the options can also be reached via TAPCommander.

Here is a screenshot of MyStuff using the Tahoma font (this is the recommended font to use)



Warning
If you pick a font that is rather wide (e.g. Arial bold), you may find that TAPs which do not stringently check text widths may end up drawing off screen. This can cause a crash.

Technical notes
The fonts will only be picked up by TAPs if they use the TAP_Osd_PutS routines. If they use one of the other routines to draw text the default Toppy font will still be used.

Here is a screenshot of the Font Manager configuration screen



Last edited by bellissimo on Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:44 pm; edited 9 times in total

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glenmcfar
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:55 pm Reply with quote
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This is really nit picking now but I've found a 'bug' in Font Manager. I think you'll find that Jackdaws actually love your BIG sphinx of quartz... Cool

G.

PS: I've got another font for uploading. Where do you want it?

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bellissimo
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:37 pm Reply with quote
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Well I didn't want to boast Smile

I will PM you my email address.

If anyone else has a favourite font they want to share with the world, feel free to PM me and I will upload it onto the website.

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simonc
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:55 pm Reply with quote
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Blame me for that one glenn. I suggested the phrase for its air of double entendre, but forgot to make it a big sphinx. If you will insist on suggesting that people write TAPs call TiTT though...
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jumbo
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:37 am Reply with quote
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Is it (in theory) possible to extend this TAP to use different fonts for different TAPs? e.g. Font A for TAP X, Font B for TAP Y etc. If so then would that require TAPs to be modified to take advantage of this functionality or could it be done "blindly"?
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glenmcfar
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:18 pm Reply with quote
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Might be a bit sore on the eye having different fonts for different TAPs. Nice to be able to customise the Toppy but I still think a bit of uniformity (?) is necessary.

Saying that, I'm sure its possible - there's no accounting for taste.

Glen.

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bellissimo
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:25 pm Reply with quote
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Certainly possible (in theory).

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MarkG
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:41 pm Reply with quote
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Hello,

In the MakeFont readme, an example appears:
Code:
makeFonts tahoma.ttf iso8859-1.txt 19 tahoma_medium.fnt
Is the iso reference relevant to the font (in which case where do I find these) or does it remain constant, regardless of the font be converted?

Thanks,

MG

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bellissimo
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:51 pm Reply with quote
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It remains constant, so the iso8859-1.txt file bundled in the zip should be the one you use.

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simonc
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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I used a batch file that converts all the fonts in c:\windows\fonts
Code:
@echo off
for /r c:\windows\fonts %%i in ("*.ttf") do (
   makeFont "%%i" iso8859-1.txt 15 "fonts\%%~ni_small.fnt"
   makeFont "%%i" iso8859-1.txt 19 "fonts\%%~ni_medium.fnt"
   makeFont "%%i" iso8859-1.txt 23 "fonts\%%~ni_large.fnt"
)
Unfortunately they've all got short names, but you could use a font renaming tool to make them more meaningful.

The font height isn't always idea either, but you get an idea of how it might look from the preview.
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R2-D2
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:24 pm Reply with quote
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bellissimo wrote:
It remains constant, so the iso8859-1.txt file bundled in the zip should be the one you use.
Is the mapping file for the input font or the output raster? I'd have thought the latter... if so, we should really be using the ISO-8859-9 mapping.

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awills61
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:51 pm Reply with quote
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bellissimo wrote:
The website has a number of ready made fonts .....


Where ? I can't see any. The font repository has two links show all details and hide all details nither of which do anything

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bellissimo
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:09 pm Reply with quote
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What browser are you using?

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bellissimo
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:10 pm Reply with quote
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R2-D2 wrote:
Is the mapping file for the input font or the output raster? I'd have thought the latter... if so, we should really be using the ISO-8859-9 mapping.


Not sure. What difference does -9 make over -1?

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DB1
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:27 pm Reply with quote
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Well I am sure it is wonderful, but your page crashes Firefox (2.0.0.12) here Sad

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