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#1 nachtwolf

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:29 PM

Hello all, Im giving a preview of what could be the next generation ufo2000 chat window...

Some features and tweakings are still not there but it gives a first impression.

(The chat conversation is fictive)

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Edited by nachtwolf, 26 January 2006 - 08:30 PM.

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#2 Sporb

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:06 PM

100% yay! i cant wait to see this implemented :D

#3 Kratos

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:03 AM

Brilliant! :)

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:04 PM

Three thumbs up.

#5 nachtwolf

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:27 AM

Three thumbs up.

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#6 Kratos

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:19 PM

The only question I have here is the font. What font are you using and is it free?

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:31 PM

it looks like the same font ufo2K uses now in the chat winda

#8 nachtwolf

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:36 PM

The only question I have here is the font. What font are you using and is it free?

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It's arial bold.... I only used a normal font there, not the exact one ufo2000 uses.

I have no idea if we can use arial... but anyway it looks similar to ufo2000 's.

But, browsing font sites we can get free fonts that grant a full (or not very limited) liscence.

Examples :

http://www.1001fonts...tml?font_id=750

http://www.1001fonts...tml?font_id=257

See Readme.txt in the files.

Both would be free and grants a licence. We can also contact the user to make sure.

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#9 Kratos

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:15 PM

I prefer this font over the current one IMHO.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:28 PM

The only question I have here is the font. What font are you using and is it free?


It's arial bold.... I only used a normal font there, not the exact one ufo2000 uses.

I have no idea if we can use arial... but anyway it looks similar to ufo2000 's.

But, browsing font sites we can get free fonts that grant a full (or not very limited) liscence.

Examples :

http://www.1001fonts...tml?font_id=750

http://www.1001fonts...tml?font_id=257

See Readme.txt in the files.

Both would be free and grants a licence. We can also contact the user to make sure.

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The font we are currently using is http://dejavu.sourceforge.net
This is the only really free unicode font that I could find. We need unicode font for use by default because the game supports different languages. I'm myself interested in cyrillic glyphs for example, some people might also want greek or hebrew (dejavu developers even have some plans to support asian languages).

The other free fonts similar to those you have found are usually not quite free (they are usually free for personal use only and not for redistribution). Also most of them support only west european languages.

The game allows the user to use any ttf fonts by configuring them in ufo2000.ini, but changing the default font in the ufo2000 distribution has these issues.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:30 PM

It's not the font which is really a problem it's more the unicode part :P. We could make our own font for let's say unicode western + cyrillic but there's no way we could conform to the whole unicode...

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#12 Serge

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:41 PM

It's not the font which is really a problem it's more the unicode part :P. We could make our own font for let's say unicode western + cyrillic but there's no way we could conform to the whole unicode...

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One of the options is to have several fonts coming with the game and switch them depending on the language used (falling back to dejavu for some of the languages). But that will add a bit extra complexity to the sources and also we will have to ensure that all gui elements look well (or at least acceptable) using any font.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:50 PM

GNU fonts folks...

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:18 PM

GNU fonts folks...

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Found those
http://www.nongnu.org/freefont/
http://download.sava...eases/freefont/
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#15 Kratos

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:42 PM

What happened to this? It's something the users could really use.