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« Reply #840 on: May 31, 2018, 03:01:24 AM »

For Chinese I would indeed have to draw a lot of characters, but since the game is relatively light on text, as long as I only drew the characters that were necessary then I think it would be doable. I expect line breaks would need to be done manually (at least I heard that's the case for Japanese), but other than that my font system should handle it fine.

It's generally a bad idea to try to create Chinese pixel font by oneself, especially since that size (11~12px) is already the minimum needed to make the font readable, so you can't really have a unique style. There are a few free Chinese pixel fonts around and I can send you the one we made ourselves (it's used in The Count Lucanor and in the old pixel-font version of Dead Cells) if needed.

Basic line-breaking simply needs to treat every CJK character (unicode 0x4e00 to 0x9fea) as a space. Some extra work is needed in relation to punctuation marks, but it's not really a big deal.

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« Reply #841 on: June 01, 2018, 12:11:04 AM »

I like the control over the appearance of the outline that I get when I draw the outline by hand.

Looking at some examples of how to outline the letter C, a shader could choose to:
- Draw the outline on adjacent and diagonally adjacent pixels (second example), this makes edges that should be smooth look way too heavy.
- Draw the outline only on adjacent pixels (third example), this makes the sharp square corners look too rounded.

By hand-drawing the outline myself (fourth example), the curvy bits can look curvy and the sharp corners can look sharp.

Aha! That makes a lot of sense, yuss! Smiley

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« Reply #842 on: June 01, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »

Enjoy your time off, Ishi! You know I'll be checking in regardless... Just in case  Tongue

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« Reply #843 on: June 02, 2018, 02:55:47 PM »

Really loving the nerdy tech talk in the last page. Wish more of us talked as in depth about these things

Not loving the nightmarish pug which I can no longer unsee

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