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Re: [PATCH] GSoC #10 new font engine (UTF-8 support+bugfix)

From: Colin D Bennett
Subject: Re: [PATCH] GSoC #10 new font engine (UTF-8 support+bugfix)
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 23:30:36 -0800

On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:52:51 +0800
Bean <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 6:57 AM, Vesa Jääskeläinen <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > Jerone Young wrote:
> >> I just paid attention to this (sorry). So everything seems fine.
> >> But the dependency on  a proprietary java stack  to generate fonts
> >> isn't good. Does it happen to work with gcc java ?
> >
> > Paying attention is not a bad thing as such :)
> >
> > Never tried it myself but it should work. There isn't anything
> > special on it. As long as Java 1.5 is being supported.
> >
> > Anyway... idea was to get rid of it as soon as possible. I just
> > didn't feel right to hold features because of this.
> Hi,
> I think we can use freetype2 library. It supports both bitmap and
> outline fonts, and we don't need to parse font file ourselves.

That's an idea worth looking into.  I did look into it early on in the
graphical menu design process, and I can't recall why I abandoned the
idea at the time.

> BTW, where can I find document on the new font format ?

See <>
or its mirror on the GRUB wiki, <>.


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