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Offline rapidliner

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Outline font support
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:12:50 PM »
Can Simutrans implement support outline font?

Now Simutrans is supporting only 12px-sided bitmap font. But high resolution-ization(4K UHDTV, full HD resolution with 5 inch smartphones, etc.) is a dominant trend in these days. In high resolution display environment, 12px-sided bitmap font is too small to read, especially Japanese or Chinese. Most Japanese or Chinese players want larger screen font, for smooth read text in Simutrans.

Offline Leartin

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Re: Outline font support
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 06:09:09 AM »
Unless I missed the technological Singularity, no, Simutrans can't implement anything. ;)

However, developers can, and they are implementing that. It's just that it's a lot of work and has not quite the highest priority, so it will take a while.
(Source: Prissi in a German Thread)

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Re: Outline font support
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 02:04:46 PM »
Its 50% done. But it will still not look as nice as native outline fonts, since it will only use black and white rendering for the moment.

Offline makie

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Re: Outline font support
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 06:54:59 PM »
Pixel fonts are always looking better, especially at low resolutions.
That's the price to pay for stepless font sizes.