From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_mds.mdh.se)
Date: 2004-02-18 17:36:56
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Marko Mäkelä wrote: >> Anyone have any idea as to what software would actually do >> something like this? > pfaedit and maybe an automatic bitmap to vector tracer. Doesn't PfaEdit do the tracing? I tried a few commercial Windows programs lately for drawing True Type-fonts, but apart from that they cost money, it is close to impossible for an amateur to get any useful font out of it, both when you draw on freehand and when you import a bitmap graphic. Often these tracers want really big bitmaps to work on, so you probably would have to resize the C64 font by a factor of 8 or more to get reasonable results. If you prefer a smooth font over an "angular" on, you also have to make sure the resizing algorithm will preserve diagonal lines, circles etc out of the few pixels that were there from the beginning. On this page, you can upload a sample image of a font and get it analysed and compared to the fonts they have: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ I tried their service with this picture: http://www.ftp.funet.fi/pub/cbm/pictures/manuals/commcomp.gif "commodore" is a Microgramma or Eurostile font, while "COMPUTER" is a Futura font (available from Adobe or Agfa). -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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