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Aritz

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Fonts... creating outlines
« on: August 17, 2006, 11:53:50 AM »


¿How can I make font outlines? Yes I know I can insert this in the bitmap but... if the outline/shadow is bigger the distance between letters is bigger too. And the trick using layers works only with 1 pixel outlines.
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Re: Fonts... creating outlines
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 12:28:48 PM »

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Yes I know I can insert this in the bitmap but... if the outline/shadow is bigger the distance between letters is bigger too.
The font definition can contain a parameter called EXPAND_WIDTH, which is a number of pixels to be added to every letter's with. It can be a negative number, so you can say, e.g.

EXPAND_WIDTH = -1

to make all the letters 1 pixel thinner.


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And the trick using layers works only with 1 pixel outlines.
That's not necessarily true. You can achieve thicker outlines the same way, but you'll need to use more layers.
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