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Old September 25, 2018, 17:50   #3
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Originally Posted by takkaria View Post
The answer to a lot of questions like "why does Angband still do X?" is because no-one made it not do that yet. Plus, I think most of the Angband maintainers have enjoyed hacking on the game and weren't/aren't particularly interested in learning how to write e.g. a new Windows frontend, or learning how to use SDL. The platform-specific bits of Angband are for sure the least modified and least loved bits of the game. Pending people who like frontend work showing up and doing some stuff, the frontends mostly stay unmodified for years at a time.

EDIT: Also, Angband is very different on different platforms. Windows and SDL use the .fon files, but Mac doesn't, and neither does the X11 port, or curses.
hmm... @takkaria, while I can understand that, I do see the following in the debian angband package


Code:
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/10x14x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/10x14xb.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/10x20x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/12x18x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/12x24x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/16x16x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/16x24x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/5x8x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/6x10x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/6x12x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/6x13x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/6x13xb.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/7x13x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/7x13xb.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/8x12x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/8x12xb.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/8x13x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/8x16x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/8x8x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/8x8xb.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/9x15x.fon
angband-data: /usr/share/angband/xtra/font/9x15xb.fon
Could anybody share what are the different fonts that are used or just one font with different sizes ?

If it's the latter, we could simply use one or more fonts to make the game look attractive without much cost.

I have 806 fonts when I have not installed all the font packages in Debian archive -

Code:
$ fc-list | wc -l
806
There is also fonts.debian.net (no longer available) but available through archive.org which could help us in getting a good replacement.

Unicode fonts could be another idea perhaps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_font

One idea could perhaps be to use the popular noto font which is used quite a bit.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160303...ts.debian.net/
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