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cizko

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 03:11:41 AM »
16:10, huh?! Well I actualy thought about that one too (since I also have an os-xed Lenovo S10e Netbook). Don't want to promise anything here that I just can not oversee technically here. I believe the best approach would be to narrow the original font width by the aspect ratio and then writing a slimmed down font to the png. I will do some reading over the upcoming weekend. I just do not know whether the text-to-gfx functions within gd2lib are as sophisticated as they would need to be when pursuing this approach. A post-write scaling algorithm would most likely break the fontfile since it would neccessarily tamper with the red-dots used for char separation later on...

I am quite sure that ghostscript has a suitable functionset for such an approach, but this would mean a 100% re-write of the current code plus an extra amount of time to make ghostscript export to png via image- or graphicsmagick...

Your idea caught my attention, but I just do not want to promise anything quite yet...  ::)
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 04:30:59 PM »
I have been doing some modifications on FontMaker:

- it now produces 24Bit truecolor PNG-files instead of 8Bit PNGs

- it calculates the antialiasing of the fonts with full support for the alphachannel, so the generated fonts now blend smoothly into whatever background you are using for your theme

(Thanks to Zef for supplying the original mkbootfont sources for inspiration!)

Cheers, cizko
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2009, 05:50:01 PM »
Congratulations with the continuous improvements for this. It's even better now.  8)
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2009, 06:14:41 PM »
Great!
Thanks for work!
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2009, 12:50:00 AM »
Thanks guys.  :)

And here is some more NEWS (2009-07-16):

FontMaker now supports aspect ratio tweaking to compensate for Netbook resolution issues.

Have fun!
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2009, 01:11:38 PM »
Hi guys, since Chameleon2 RC2 fixed the resolution issues on my Lenovo S10e, I would like to encourage you to participate in the poll at the very beginning of this post. I need to know whether I could/should take the aspect ratio tweaking feature out of fontmaker again... Thanks in advance!

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 04:27:22 AM »
It wouldn't hurt to leave it until final comes out.

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2009, 08:43:25 AM »
It wouldn't hurt to leave it until final comes out.

Yeah I figured that too - so it's staying for the time being....   ::)
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2009, 11:16:34 PM »
Hi Cizko,

Many thanks for this. It looks quite helpful.

I have tried uploading my own tt font, and after it takes me to the list of fonts with the right letter of what I uploaded, but I cannot find my font on the list. Is there a trick?

Many thanks,
Hernando
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2009, 10:11:03 PM »
Hmmm... no tricks attached actuallly - I will see into this tomorrow and then report back...

Sorry for the inconvinience!

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2009, 04:24:15 PM »
Ok, since I decided to categorize fonts into first-character-categories when I was already knee-deep in code, I forgot to adopt the uploader to the changes made to the rest of the code. Thus all uploads went to a subdirectory that was not scanned for fonts any longer. The issue has been fixed and uploading is now possible. Sorry for any inconviniences and for the long time it took me to look into that issue...

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2009, 12:28:23 AM »
Hmmm... I just saw that fontmaker has been serving 500+ font files so far. Just wondering where all those font-pimped themes went...  ::)

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2010, 03:20:02 AM »
Thanks for the fontmaker app!

I am still tweaking my theme =P but I was wondering, how can I get a font that would be all caps? Would I have to convert a font file manually somehow, and then just upload it to your site? hmm Well anyways, thanks for the great work.

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2010, 10:59:00 AM »
The font maker is good, but i have a question: is possible move a little up or little down the name of the disks ?
And if this is possible, which is the option in theme.plist?

Thanks and sorry for my english ;)

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2010, 12:29:49 PM »
The font maker is good, but i have a question: is possible move a little up or little down the name of the disks ?
And if this is possible, which is the option in theme.plist?

Thanks and sorry for my english ;)
Hi smith@@

There isn't any data you can change for determining the specific placement of the disk names. However, you can get them to be positioned differently by adding or removing blank space at the bottom of the devices. I haven't played with themes for a while so it's not fresh in my mind, though I know all devices need to be the same height, including the device selection (I think). Does that make sense?
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