1.) I place all fonts I am using in this directory. So I can get them from each mode using a relative path like: font = pygame.freetype.Font(etc.mode_root + "../FONT/symbols.ttf", fontsize)
The symbols.ttf font is the one, which is used in all the font based modes, like T_Fonts_Grid, T_Font_Recedes and similar.
The font.ttf is the one which is used by the 0_Sound_MIDI_Evaluation and similar
Other fonts can be simply added.
2.) the main.py in this mode lists all characters of a font with their decimal address and allows scrolling through this list.
Knob1 controls the fontsize,
knob2 determines the scroll width (half page, full page),
knob3 determines whether to scroll up oder down.
The scrolling itself is done by the trigger button
(PS: the fun starts at character No.5120)
I think the main.py of this mode is a simple example how to display these characters.
this is a great font patch nice work! also referencing the font file by relative path is a good move, that way you can just swap out the font and enjoy new visuals from whatever mode was using it.
I like the idea of using a font file as generic vector graphics storage container… I assume there are converters that will spit out ttf file given input graphics, but haven’t really looked into it much yet. anyone know of easy / open tools for making font files?
I’m willing to make a new font for this purpose. And if someone wants to submit some cool raster based files, I’d be willing to vectorize (trace) them. I would be doing this in Adobe Illustrator. Compared to AI, I don’t think cloud based solutions are very reliable for tracing. (You’ll get plenty of ‘holes’ filled with white.)