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Dan Sully
2005-08-05, 09:40
Hi All - I've checked in a modified patch from 'waka' that supports Unicode
characters on the SB2 display. This code is in the 08-05-2005 nightlies.

I've included the required GD libraries (linked against FreeType2) for
Windows, OSX and Linux using Perl 5.8. Other platforms will need to build their own.

To use it, you'll need to download a Unicode TrueType Font, and place it in
the Graphics/ folder.

We look for the following fonts, in this order:

arialuni.ttf ARIALUNI.TTF CODE2000.TTF Cyberbit.ttf CYBERBIT.TTF

Arial: Is "MS Arial Uni", which is included in the more recent MS Office Products.

CODE2000 is available from: http://home.att.net/~jameskass/code2000_page.htm

CyberBit is available from: http://ftp.netscape.com/pub/communicator/extras/fonts/windows/

Note that these are all 'not free for commercial use' - which is why we can't
distribute them with SlimServer. We're working on that.

-D
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sbjaerum
2005-08-05, 10:35
Hi All - I've checked in a modified patch from 'waka' that supports Unicode
characters on the SB2 display. This code is in the 08-05-2005 nightlies.

I've included the required GD libraries (linked against FreeType2) for
Windows, OSX and Linux using Perl 5.8. Other platforms will need to build their own.

To use it, you'll need to download a Unicode TrueType Font, and place it in
the Graphics/ folder.

We look for the following fonts, in this order:

arialuni.ttf ARIALUNI.TTF CODE2000.TTF Cyberbit.ttf CYBERBIT.TTF

Arial: Is "MS Arial Uni", which is included in the more recent MS Office Products.

CODE2000 is available from: http://home.att.net/~jameskass/code2000_page.htm

CyberBit is available from: http://ftp.netscape.com/pub/communicator/extras/fonts/windows/

Note that these are all 'not free for commercial use' - which is why we can't
distribute them with SlimServer. We're working on that.

-D
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<iNoah> my pdp goes to 11.


# TrueType support by using GD
my $canUseGD = eval {
require GD;
return 1;
};
in Graphics.pm returns undef for me on WinXP.
Therefore unable to test it...

Steinar

Dan Sully
2005-08-05, 11:12
* sbjaerum shaped the electrons to say...

># TrueType support by using GD
>my $canUseGD = eval {
>require GD;
>return 1;
>};
>in Graphics.pm returns undef for me on WinXP.
>Therefore unable to test it...

I just tested it with both the .exe and using ActiveState.

-D
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