Fontengine in HW 4.7 still doesn't work ?

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gerograph
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Fontengine in HW 4.7 still doesn't work ?

Post by gerograph » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:57 pm

Hi all,

I just installed HW 4.7 in order to make a win XP Presentation with Designer + HW. After compiling I found out, that e.g. DejaVu Font is still to long under WinXP compared to Amiga OS4 ? Thought this was corrected/added in 4.7 ? This is my commandline:

Hollywood Hauptschule-2.hws -borderless -compile Hauptschule.exe -exetype win32 -depth 32 -fixed -fullscreen -linkfiles pics.txt -linkfonts fonts.txt

Any Ideas ??? Meanwhile I start reading the docu a bit more intensive !

greetings Gerograph

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Re: Fontengine in HW 4.7 still doesn't work ?

Post by airsoftsoftwair » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:23 pm

It works, but Hollywood Designer 2.0 does not make use of it. Designer 3.0 which will be out around Christmas will fully support platform independent text rendering and also font linking.

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Re: Fontengine in HW 4.7 still doesn't work ?

Post by gerograph » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:05 am

Thanks Andreas,

Here is the solution if you use "old" Designer 2 and HW 4.7:

1) Generate a HW Script from Designer
2) look for SetFont() command
3) change it to somewhat looking like that:
SetFont("Virginie.font", 180, {Engine = #FONTENGINE_INBUILT})
4) Save and compile e.g. with abover commandline

Sorry for bothering you guys, should read the manual first (it is all in there...) but I am lazy... so thought you guys would be faster.

Greetings Gerograph

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Re: Fontengine in HW 4.7 still doesn't work ?

Post by Bugala » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:05 am

Thanks Gerograph, I had compleely missed that you actually need to manually set the HW font engine to make it render it right.

For i was having slight problem with different width size of fonts on XP and Amiga. I thought 4.7 had used new engine automatically, but seems i thought wrong.

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