[Image-SIG] bold and italics of ttf fonts
ned at nedbatchelder.com
Sat May 17 02:48:00 CEST 2008
I don't know how OpenOffice creates the other variants. Some programs
(Firefox, for example) use double-striking to embolden a font, and
skewing to create a false italic. The screenshot you show could be a
skewed italic, but the bold is clearly not just double-struck. I would
be interested to hear of other peoples' solutions to these problems.
I've used skewing for italics, and it works well if you work over-sized
and subsample down to get good antialiasing.
Stani Michiels wrote:
> Is it possible with PIL to use the bold and italics of a ttf font if
> there are no bold or italics fontfile present on the system.
> My application Phatch let the user choose from all installed font files
> from a drop down list. For example the font Purisa does not have ttf
> files for bold or italics but openoffice manages to create these fonts
> Is there a solution for pil to modify ttf fonts to bold or italics? Or
> is this impossible?
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Ned Batchelder, http://nedbatchelder.com
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