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Re: Had fun with Hershey fonts...


On Thu, 21 May 2009, Lorenzo wrote:

Results are good (I was tired with the bad legibility of the builtin font AND it was too big for silkscreening), I put in the
RomanSimplex (AKA HersheySans) and it works fine...

- Legible and ubiquitous plotter font (Hershey fonts are EVERYWHERE)
- Variable width text
- ... more text in the same space :D
- Large repertoire if needed (I only mapped 7-bit ASCII)

I'm playing with it and I can provide sample screenshots and PDFs of the final result. At work they already love it :P

What do you think of it?

I want the patch too! :) Real font support for Kicad is very very nice. Complex character support with antialiasing etc, like gschem is something to head to. That would probably bring more usage for Kicad in the east in addition to being pleasant to look at. Please push a patch or small pdf to list.


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