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Re: Fonts question

In message <c83d418a58.harriet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Harriet Bazley <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> To cut a long story short:  StrongED will always choose the Outline font
> for graphics printing, even if it isn't currently being used for
> anything else.

Correct, and there's a good reason for that. Printing using an outline
font is relatively easy to implement. To use bitmaps fonts for printing
would require considerable effort.

The screen redraw when using bitmap fonts almost completely bypasses the
OS so unlike with outline fonts it's not 'just' a matter of redirecting
the output.

You'd have to build up an image somehow and send that to the printer,
basically build in an equivalent of SPrinter.

IIRC Zap's fancy print mode also prints using an outline font even when
a bitmap font is used for screen output.


StrongED Developer