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Re: What if....
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2011, 09:51:31 am »
So, if I make this app, I could enable the calc to display multiple fonts which could be swapped out with the app?

Yep. That's what Omnicalc does (letting you switch between as many fonts as you want).

How would this work with the variable width font?

I don't think it affects var-width font, unfortunately.




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Re: What if....
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011, 09:54:03 am »
It would be actually cool if we could display variable-width font on the homescreen.
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Re: What if....
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 09:59:29 am »
In ASM you can (since the homescreen/graphscreen thing doesn't really matter). Well, sort of.

But you can always use Text(-1,X,Y,"STR") to display homescreen text on the graphscreen :)
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Re: What if....
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 10:01:03 am »
I mean, with inputting strings if you are not in a prog, so to calculate things.
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Re: What if....
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011, 12:01:06 pm »
hehe, I like the idea of being able to switch out fonts without going through a menu... I made an App that lets you change the font during program execution or from the homescreen. It only has 6x8 and 8x8 fonts, though :/

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Re: What if....
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2011, 12:13:19 pm »
IIRC, BatLib does variable width fonts, you should ask how it is done.

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Re: What if....
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011, 12:14:26 pm »
Okay, I'll ask :P
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011, 11:27:30 pm »
I mean the small font.
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Re: What if....
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2011, 11:34:08 pm »
Hmm, I wonder how possible that is. BatLib has a fixed width 4x6 font, so something could be done there.

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Re: What if....
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 12:12:59 am »
There's got to be some way to mess with the small font, and create a new variable width font, one with different widths.
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Re: What if....
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 12:35:13 am »
Oh, there is :) Font hooks are your friend, there. The problem is, you would need to use one of the 768 byte buffers if you wanted to use small font as well as another buffer to hold the text.

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Re: What if....
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 12:55:01 am »
Could I create a 2×3 font? That way, I could put 512 chars on screen at the same time.
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Re: What if....
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2011, 12:58:46 am »
You could, but it'd be insanely hard to design (think of m, w, h, etc.).




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Re: What if....
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 01:02:37 am »
It's called Braille. :)
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Re: What if....
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 01:04:42 am »
Well, yes. As long as you are using the Text( command. You can only have up to 128 chars on the homescreen no matter the size. Well, if you were to really hack it, you could make it anything you wanted, but that would require some major hacking.
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That is a really cool idea! In that case, that might be easier to accomplish! and the font would be 64 bytes!