Physical limit to the size of a font?

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Jasoco
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Re: Physical limit to the size of a font?

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Well, does Löve have the ability to split Font images that aren't all in a straight line like how the Animation feature can take a square image and will wrap to the next line down. I'd put my font into a multi-lined image if I could.

I mean my current Helvetica font image is 2023 pixels wide. What kinds of left out computers would we be looking at if I kept it that size? This is a MacBook with Integrated Graphics by the way. Not the highest end of video "cards" at all.
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Re: Physical limit to the size of a font?

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Jasoco wrote:I mean my current Helvetica font image is 2023 pixels wide. What kinds of left out computers would we be looking at if I kept it that size? This is a MacBook with Integrated Graphics by the way. Not the highest end of video "cards" at all.
Its a pretty safe bet that anything made in the last 10 years and has more then 16meg of texture ram on a real video card can deal with 2048x2048 32bit textures, eventho your hitting the limit on just one axis

I know for a fact that my old Geforce 2 GTS (64meg) can deal with them, and I bought that thing early 2000
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rude wrote:but I don't recommend using anything above 1024x1024.
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Re: Physical limit to the size of a font?

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Jasoco wrote:I didn't know TinyPic resized images.
Does anyone else find that ironic?
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haha :ultrahappy:
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Re: Physical limit to the size of a font?

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Jasoco wrote:Well, does Löve have the ability to split Font images that aren't all in a straight line like how the Animation feature can take a square image and will wrap to the next line down. I'd put my font into a multi-lined image if I could.
I think (don't quote me on this since I would be wary of going against the rude's wishes) that the future of ImageFont is to be able to handle fonts drawn in a grid rather than just along a single line.
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Re: Physical limit to the size of a font?

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Robin wrote:
Jasoco wrote:I didn't know TinyPic resized images.
Does anyone else find that ironic?
Apparently if it's huge they shrink it down. I underestimated the width of my font.
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