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Re: z-buffer and pattern, modified vowels
- Subject: Re: z-buffer and pattern, modified vowels
- From: davidf(at)dfanning.com (David Fanning)
- Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 16:25:02 -0700
- Newsgroups: comp.lang.idl-pvwave
- Organization: Fanning Software Consulting
- References: <3A6A0584.EA2AE223@lb.netic.de>
- Xref: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:23100
Harald von der Osten-Woldenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> (1) the german language uses modified vowels (some strange letters...).
> Is there really no chance to come along with them in the IDL's
> font-libraries? I mean "ae", "ue" etc
No chance with Hershey fonts, I think. Mr. Hershey was
a romance scholar. He had heard of Gothic German, but
he knew nothing of modern Germany. That, and he was
an incredible isolationist, who did his most important
work right after the big war. :-)
But with ISOLATIN1 encoding turned on, and using the
!Z symbol to select the correct unicode value, you
might be able to get German glyphs in True-Type and
> (2) z-buffer: and also no chance working with patterns in the z-buffer?
> patt = bytarr(12,5) & pat(0,0) = ... & polyfill,..., pat=patt
> for example works fine, but not in the PS- and Z-surroundings. Is there
> any trick to be able to work with this?
Patterns are notoriously device-dependent. You
will have better luck drawing your patterns with
lines using the LINE_FILL, ORIENTATION, and SPACING
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