how can I render a font

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how can I render a font

Post by jinoh67 » Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 am

I want to use a custom font in my game, but I don't know what the best way is.

1. Make individual sprites/bg/tile for one character
2. Overlap the fonts on the sprites/bg/tile
3. Make sprites/bg in tile mode.

Which one is best, and how can I implement it?
I think first is a good way to render a font..
(The fonts have transparent background)

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Re: how can I render a font

Post by WinterMute » Sat May 18, 2013 10:24 pm

There isn't really a right answer to this, it largely depends on how you intend to use the font in game.
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Re: how can I render a font

Post by sverx » Sun May 19, 2013 1:26 pm

If you plan to use a 8px fixed width font, the faster approach is to use a text BG for that. If you want to use a variable width font, I guess you will be forced to render them on a bitmap BG. There can be other options in between ;)

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Re: how can I render a font

Post by StevenH » Mon May 20, 2013 4:01 pm

There's always my partially completed graphics console lib, that I've got to update at some point, just finding time between work and relaxing is hard.

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