[brailleblaster] 8-dot Font

I could not find any 8-dot braille font in the open world so since
time is money and since I already spent too much time researching that
already I might just get a good true type font editor and build one
for brailleblaster instead.

François.

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, François Ouellette <braille@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> John: the font files are indeed binary, they would need to be copied during
> installation. I still haven't found a 8-dot Braille font. If anyone has any
> source, please step in!
>
> Speaking of fonts, I haven't used a Linux system for a while, and don't have
> access to a Mac. Can people who are knowledgeable on those platforms tell me
> if there is a 'Courier' or 'Courier New' font available as a native font to
> their respective windowing interface?
>
> Thanks.
>
> François.
>
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM, John J. Boyer
> <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Francois,
>>
>> This is a good idea. However, the fonts can't be in the repository,
>> since they are binary. The folder can be set up with a README file that
>> explains this. The fonts will be placed in this directory, just not
>> added to the repository.
>>
>> We need an 8-dot Braille font that shows the dot patterns for the
>> Unicode characters.
>>
>> John
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 09:49:21AM -0400, Fran�ois Ouellette wrote:
>> > John: we will likely need a folder to put font files with the improved
>> > GUI.
>> > We need to use braille fonts without having them installed on the
>> > system,
>> > and we can also have additional ASCII fonts that would help readability
>> > of
>> > the Daisy window. Therefore I propose that we we can keep the ttf files
>> > in
>> > programData/fonts.
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > François
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM, John J. Boyer
>> > <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hi Alex,
>> > >
>> > > That would be fine. Could you send the text files now and the actual
>> > > installer when we are ready for release?
>> > >
>> > > Thanks,
>> > > John
>> > >
>> > > On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:22:38AM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>> > > > Hi John,
>> > > >
>> > > > As for a Mac installer, I can send you both the binary installer and
>> > > > the
>> > > shell script + package maker files I used to generate it.
>> > > >
>> > > > Does this sound sufficient?
>> > > >
>> > > > Regards,
>> > > > Alex,
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > Alex Jurgensen,
>> > > > Community Coordinator,
>> > > > The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired,
>> > > >
>> > > > Explore Camp Bowen online at: http://www.campbowen.ca/
>> > > >
>> > > > Phone: 778-908-0521
>> > > > E-mail: ASquared21@xxxxxxxxx
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > On 2012-07-09, at 4:52 AM, Lars Bjørndal wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > [John]
>> > > > >
>> > > > >> Before creating the new .iss files, we have to
>> > > > >> solve the problem of accessing the items on the help menu. As far
>> > > > >> as I
>> > > > >> can see, neither spaces not quotation marks are allowed in the
>> > > > >> file
>> > > > >> paths. It may be necessary to install BrailleBlaster in a
>> > > > >> directory
>> > > > >> other than Program files.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > No. All sophisticated Windows installers are capable of handling
>> > > > > Windows file- and path names. To get this correct on different
>> > > > > languages, you should use names like "%programfiles%",
>> > > > > %programdata%
>> > > > > etc.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Lars
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>> > > Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>> > > http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>> > > Madison, Wisconsin USA
>> > > Developing software for people with disabilities
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>>
>> --
>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>
>>
>

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