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[News] TTF tutorialANN.lu
Posted on 12-May-2000 15:11 GMT by Christian Kemp11 comments
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Matt Sealey writes: The TTF tutorial has been updated, probably for the final time. I've fixed all known bugs, made the offline version better, and improved the layout. There is no new content.
TTF tutorial : Comment 1 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 11-May-2000 22:00 GMT
You've got to hand it to Neko haven't you? The guy's a genius! Reading
some documentation, rewriting it, and providing some links to freely
available fonts. Amazing!
TTF tutorial : Comment 2 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 12-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Of course, it was probably Neko who wrote that cos he's incredibly arrogant, but still...
TTF tutorial : Comment 3 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 12-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
Will you guys leave the poor jerk alone. It's enough that the stupid guy gets harrassed over on the moobunny, the idiot doesn't need to be harrassed here also. ;)
TTF tutorial : Comment 4 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Mark Rippetoe on 13-May-2000 22:00 GMT
To the other three poster what have you done for the amiga community lately? It takes
time to write the html and make sure all the links are correct. I do not know this guy
but something tells me he did this because he could not find all the fonts and other
utility programs in one location. I did not find his instructions clear or easy to do
there are too many steps involved. but I did manage to make a couple bit mapped fonts
out of the true type fonts. Which I use in aweb and voyager.
So think before posting negative comments even if they are meant in good nature.
Thank You
Mark Rippetoe
TTF tutorial : Comment 5 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 13-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Mark Rippetoe):
Personally, I thought that the site in Russia (?) with the bitmap
fonts was easier, being as I just needed to unpack the fonts, stick
'em in FONTS: and setup Voyager 3.2 - but that is my opinion. :)
TTF tutorial : Comment 6 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Neko on 13-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
If you don't appreciate it, then you can go f*ck yourselves, "anonymous".
I provided the tutorial because everyone on the mailing lists and forums I
posted to were crying out for some kind of easy-to-follow, all-in-one
tutorial on how to set up your TTF fonts, and configure them in Voyager,
and maybe IBrowse.
It's beyond most user's attention span to read the ENTIRE ttf.library
Amigaguide, find a Windows machine to unpack the fonts to and then copy them to
their Amigas, and then sort out how the hell the Voyager prefs work:
considering that there are no docs for the last two steps ANYWAY.
As for the Russian site: picture yourself in a few months time when one of the
browsers gets at least rudimentary CSS support and you browse sites using point
and pixel values, em's and en's, and all kinds of screwy ways of defining font
sizes, and your screwy bitmap fonts need to be remade for every point size
known to man to get the site to look nice. I don't think the guy who does the
bitmap fonts has the time or the patience to create 110 bitmaps per font and
iron out the glitches for them. Be damned sure that they'll take up more space
than any one single scalable typeface ever will. Oh, and I don't use the
ISO-8859-2 codepage myself, so half the characters available in the bitmapped
fonts are in the "wrong" places. Go figure.
Plus, you get - and this is the kicker - access to proper Truetype fonts this
way. If you design websites, or do DTP, or use Candy Factory, then all these
novelty fonts as sites such as Kemosabe's FontSource are a boon. And you get to
use a decent - and configurable - codepage as well.
You want a modern, capable, and future-proofed Amiga? Then use my tutorial. You
want to get a quick fix and end up doing more work later with other fonts, and
not reap the extra benefits, then go ahead and be like that.
Don't *ever* say I never did anything for this so-called Community, you
ungrateful c*nts.
TTF tutorial : Comment 7 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 13-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Neko):
Thanks for the explaination, I did not know the difference between the two. I'm happy and grateful for any help. My view though is the browser manufacturers shuld have brouhgt out a patch or an installer to look after this process for us. Any takers to write an installer to makr the process automatic?
TTF tutorial : Comment 8 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 14-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Hey, leave this guy alone, whingers!
Not everybody has the time to work out everything, and the ability to use ttf fonts on the Amiga is great, the ttf library even works in PPaint and DPaint. I didn't need the article to install the fonts, but I didn't know about the kerning problems.
Neko, ignore those people that never contribute and only moan. Any guides are good, and it is good to see the effort you have put into the guide.
TTF tutorial : Comment 9 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anthony Long on 15-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I, for one, appreciated the guide. I followed it and got the fonts installed without any problems. Yes, it is fiddly, but it's worth it. I only wish my Amiga was a little quicker so that certain web pages appeared a little quicker. Oh well, can't have everything - can I? ;) Thanks, Neko.
TTF tutorial : Comment 10 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Neko on 15-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (John Block):
Thanks for the support, John, Graham, and .. the other one ;)
With regards to automating the procedure: I don't think you can. Neither V nor
IB have ARexx commands to put in the extra templates needed, and I'm not sure
if the ttf.library installation procedure offers as much flexibility as you'd
need to get the kerning/scaling problems sorted.
I'll investigate more tonight and write a thing at the end of the tutorial
explianing it. As for the Russian/Mysite differences: they've been up at the
end of the tutorial for at least a month. Shame on you for not checking for
updates like a religious loon ;)
TTF tutorial : Comment 11 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Neko):
I also found it useful Neko, thanks for the help. Some may not appreciate but I do; like many others and some who have commented here. Neko didn't have to do the tutorial but he took the time, researeched it well and made something I was unfamiliar with relatively easy.
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