Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

willb: As far as I know ROOL do not provide any fonts. There are free Unicode fonts out there that contain thousands of characters and these can be converted to RISC OS format using ttf2font. Many Iyonix users have done that. I do not think you can download any converted fonts though, probably due to copyright reasons (which might also prevent ROOL from release any fonts), so you need to download the TrueType fonts from their original locations and do the conversion yourself. If you ask in the newsgroups someone will probably guide you.

You certainly cannot change the system alphabet to UTF8 on non-RO5 versions but you cannot do so sensibly under RO5 either because most applications expect an 8-bit system alphabet and behave in unpredictable ways when the system alphabet is UTF8. As you mentioned, you can request a font in a specific encoding and that is how NetSurf uses UTF8 fonts no matter what the system alphabet is.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 7/11/07 11:36AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • South East 2007 show report
    News, views, gossip and photos
     35 comments, latest by Pete on 06/10/08 10:51AM. Published: 20 Oct 2007

  • Random article

  • A blast from the past
    A new book chronicles the popularity of early computer games such as Space Invaders and Frogger
     Discuss this. Published: 24 Sep 2001

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "An increasing number of Drobe articles don't relate to RISC OS. Who cares if the Finn brothers sell Sibelius to a bunch of yanks"
    Page generated in 0.0373 seconds.