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Old 17 February 2017, 15:03   #1
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Bitmap font library?

Can anyone recommend a good Blitz Basic bitmap font library? I'm after something with the following features:

- Supports the font graphics being in an IFF
- Supports proportional width with the character dimensions being in a data file (height would be a bonus but not totally necessary)


I'm currently using FNS, which would be fine other than we need to support fonts with multiple colors.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 17 February 2017, 20:05   #2
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I was just going to recommend FNS.

The only font libraries supported by Blitz are the built-in one, OS calls and FNS. When using a custom colour font, I've just made it into a series of shapes and used the chr$ of the string as an offset into the shapes table.
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Old 21 February 2017, 05:48   #3
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Cheers, I'll whip something up along those lines.
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Old 06 September 2017, 15:03   #4
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Old thread I know but FNS looks interesting. Is it possible to create your own fonts for that library and does anybody have an example how to use the library?

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Check BUM 09. It contains both example code and an editor for FNS fonts.
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Check BUM 09. It contains both example code and an editor for FNS fonts.
Thanks! The editor is actually quite convenient to use, didn't take long to convert a font I'm using for a PC game.
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