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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2010, 02:20:15 PM »
Ok, i have understand ;)

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2010, 03:26:25 PM »
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.
In the resulting png, u have to copy the caps version over the non caps. But take care of the little red dots. If u want i'll do it for u

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2010, 01:26:10 AM »
Thank you so much!
This fontmaker is amazing, I'm finishing my theme right now and this is making my life really easy.ßß

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2010, 12:21:53 PM »
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.


Hey Enzo, this kinda sounds like a nice additional feature to have.

I'll look into an "all caps" option this upcoming weekend.

So, just sit back, relax and stay tuned. :-)

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2010, 01:10:39 PM »
Ok, why wait. Here it is - fontmaker 1.2.2 featuring the all new option for character set selection. Now you can choose from the regular character set, an all lowercase and an all uppercase version.

So it now features even more possibilities to express your creativity.   ;D

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2010, 04:30:56 PM »
Good to hear you're still around cizko and good work with the quick turn around of Enzo's request :)
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2010, 04:54:55 PM »
Yeah - I'm still around from time to time...  :) Even though some of my other projects have kept me busy (like the windows driver that can be used to run virtualboxed machines as a windows service).

And since I do have got some "real life" with work and chicks and fontmaker seemed to be doing all right, I just reduced the frequency of my visits a little...  :)

Cheers, cizko

PS: Good to hear from you too, pal.
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2010, 08:19:09 PM »
Fantastic!
Thank you very much =)

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2010, 12:49:29 PM »
You are very welcome.  :)
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2010, 12:53:14 PM »
@ all:

I want to take this opportunity to start a "CALL FOR FEATURES" regarding fontmaker.

So if anyone feels that there is just a twist missing about fontmaker, now would be the time to step forward and express your needs.

I am looking forward to your ideas!


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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2010, 09:03:46 AM »
Great offer Cizko, but I guess your FontMaker must be perfect now as nobody has taken up your offer? :)

But here's one....
Can we have the option to type a string to see how it looks in the currently selected font and in the correct size? so an actual preview..
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2010, 11:39:37 AM »
Yeah I see your point there... Should not be that big of a deal, since the other font-previews are rendered "on the fly" as well...

The call for features will remain open throughout March, since I am busy with another project at the moment.
I will see to your request as soon as I can spare some time...
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2010, 01:10:37 PM »
Some observations first: =P
  • With the lowest size 8 font, and using all caps for font Futura BT Light (Though I think this observation applies to any font), The font looks great, even font_console where it shows the Cham version info, but if I type out boot commands like -x, -v etc, (at the bottom left corner) the font there looks way too small. I'm not sure why really.
  • Also, I've noticed that with this thin font, there are some letters that somewhat appear lighter/thinner than others. This is is more noticeable in certain areas of some letters. I suppose it could just be this thin font... because  it's at such a small size? or perhaps an antialiasing problem? hmm... though I'm guessing it could be a cham limitation as to how it renders it? but currently, I do wish it'd show up a little sharper/consistent in my theme
Requests?
  • I use size 8 for both console and small fonts, and though this is fine, was curious about trying out smaller ones haha. This could also complement the All Caps fonts, seeing as they do take up a little bit more space
  • Also would be neat to mess around with closer chracter spacing, negative values?
  • And as Blackosx said, a preview would be nice, though not hugely necessary. You could even let the user set a preview background color, and allow the text to be tweaked on the fly for a fully dynamic preview hehe.
Thanks for the great work cizko!

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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2010, 07:20:14 PM »
Hey Enzo,

sorry but I have no idea why your font looks smaller at the lower left position - maybe Zef or some of the other guys could enlighten us on this issue...?!

Thin fonts in low pt values however tend to lose saturation when being rendered to pixels. This is actually nothing I could possibly "fix", since the antialiasing of the individual pixels is controlled from within gdlib and nothing I can affect at all (at least as of my current knowledge) - sorry pal!

Regarding your requests: I have added pt values 4-7 to the size selector - even though I doubt it will produce anything fairly usable... At the given 72dpi picture resolution in the resulting PNG, 4pt sized fonts will most likely be blurry and unreadable. Furthermore I added three negative char spacing options - but using these will BREAK YOUR FONTFILES in most cases... Anyway - have fun!  :)

The preview will definitely have background color selection, since it would be no "valid preview" without such an option...  ;)
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Re: FontMaker for Chameleon2 Bootmanager Fonts
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2010, 05:04:09 PM »
Feature request:
"Offline" application version