"jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> if you have access to the font file. iiuc, DB's use of a(n intermediate) bitmap
> has the advantage that any text (and not only text shapes) can be used.
Indeed. But I think it would be possible to implement both, as one is sort of a
subset of the other.
> you'd need an external utility to get the ttf data (sacrilege.. :-)).
Sacrilege indeed. That's why we'd want to do something like convert the
> > Might be a little challenging with "forked" glyphs like E, F, K, etc....
> could not the same (sphere_sweep) data be used to position/help shape the
I was thinking that something like an E would be more than 1 sphere sweep, so
there would have to be some mechanism for determining where the joints/bends
The prisms aren't the problem - that's just a continuous outline, which is easy.
It's defining the centerline font where it's gets tricky
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