POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.animations : re Cassini : Re: re Cassini Server Time
25 Sep 2023 03:43:44 EDT (-0400)
  Re: re Cassini  
From: Stephen
Date: 5 May 2017 10:45:28
Message: <590c9008$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/5/2017 3:09 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>>> If Jörg were a Dutchman, he wouldn't be able to afford the Umlaut-dots.
>>> They're quality products made in Germany, and we don't sell them cheap.
>> So that is why they are not used for UberPov?
> Well, one of central tenets of German Engineering is "Why only use 2 parts, when
> you can accomplish the same task with 50 high-precision fully articulated hand
> crafted mirror-polished moving parts?"
> So, they're expensive, on overseas back-order, and since each umlaut is a
> precision-coded scalable vector true type WYSIWYG fontpiece made from 7
> interlocking pieces.   Most (l)users don't have monitors of high enough
> resolution, or video cards to drive them, let alone display them at the Proper
> Gamma Setting(TM).
> :D
No arguing about the precision and shininess of German engineering. But 
Umlauts originally were the product of Linotype hot metal splatter. 
Rather than reset the type with new slugs. They became a feature.

<Whistling and walking away.>



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