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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: iBandages on April 28, 2007, 09:07:59 AM

Title: Fonts
Post by: iBandages on April 28, 2007, 09:07:59 AM
I particularly like this new font I found: http://www.dafont.com/a-lolita-scorned.font

I was wondering how I could put this to use in RockBox.

Is it at all posible?
Title: Re: Fonts
Post by: JdGordon on April 28, 2007, 09:56:32 AM
its free for persona use.. which proably means you could run it through our font conversion tools fine, but we cant distribute it with the other fonts...
Title: Re: Fonts
Post by: iBandages on April 28, 2007, 10:03:59 AM
Could you perhaps provide me a link to these conversion tools? And also, a link to where to download rockboy. I'm having trouble finding it.

Thanks a bunch.
Title: Re: Fonts
Post by: JdGordon on April 28, 2007, 10:39:05 AM
no, i know they can be converted... dont know how though... and http://www.rockbox.org/manual.shtml


edit: hmm... im in a good mood or something tonight.. grab
http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/ttf2bdf.html and convbdf.c from rockbox svn (your up the creek if you cant compile convdbf.c)

follow the help messaes and you set... btw, that font looks horrible in the sim
Title: Re: Fonts
Post by: markun on April 30, 2007, 05:33:20 AM
I moved your other question here: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=10211.0
Title: Re: Fonts
Post by: Flid on May 01, 2007, 11:49:13 AM
Much easier solution....
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/RockboxFontConvertor

Be warned though. Rockbox does NOT support anti-aliasing. The font image will be made up of pixels that are either black or white (or, to be specific foreground colour and transparent). Complex fonts like the one above will almost certainly look a mess without anti-aliasing!

Give it a try though.
Title: Re: Fonts
Post by: TeamHCN on July 16, 2007, 10:39:40 AM
Flid's right – that font looks great at 72pt with anti-aliasing turned on, but it'd be completely unusable in Rockbox (where it'll be at 8 or 10pt with anti-aliasing off). A pixel font would work great in Rockbox, but not a complex decorative face like "Lolita Scorned."