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Re: VMs: For this MONKEY: Help, pointers, etc. please: Unicode, TrueType fonts, kerning

Hi everyone,

At 11:15 07/09/2003 +0100, Gabriel Landini wrote:
I wonder if this would work fow what you want once you have a font designed.


Though this is cool, it only runs under Win 95/98/ME (those OSes generates 16-bit KBD files) - the NT/2000/XP version (because those OSes use DLLs and Unicode to handle the keyboard, and are therefore completely different) looks like it's floating in a perpetual cloud of vapour... :-(

Most modern word processors (even free ones!) handle Unicode fine (apart from the parallel plane stuff Rafal mentioned), and can save text out as RTFs: and that might be sufficient for your needs.

My guess is that a turbo-Monkey would need:-
(a) to read Unicode in from somewhere (I suggest RTF, but XML is another option);
(b) to do the same old Monkey processing as before (only more so); and
(c) to display the results (I guess by rendering a fat Unicode font - I suggest Freetype)

BTW, for big fat Unicode fonts, I normally recommend Lucinda Sans Unicode (LSU): however, this is normally only installed with Windows XP. For everyone else, here's a link to a page that has it:-


Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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