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Old September 25, 2018, 14:13   #1
shirish
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why does angband still use .fon files ?

I was looking at -
Code:
~/games/angband-master/lib/fonts$ ls
10x14xb.fon  12x18x.fon  16x24x.fon  6x12x.fon   7x13xb.fon  8x12x.fon  8x8xb.fon   9x15x.fon
10x14x.fon   12x24x.fon  5x8x.fon    6x13xb.fon  7x13x.fon   8x13x.fon  8x8x.fon    Makefile
10x20x.fon   16x16x.fon  6x10x.fon   6x13x.fon   8x12xb.fon  8x16x.fon  9x15xb.fon
I remembered that font files used to be a thing during windows 3.11. Looking up on the web, for sure they are windows era fonts https://fileinfo.com/extension/fon

There are so many foss fonts nowadays . Just to ideate there are 514 packages (font number will be higher in Debian) .

See -

Code:
$ aptitude search fonts | wc -l
514
It would be nice if we can move from .fon to either .ttf or .otf or .off fonts depending upon people's tastes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueType
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenType#Open_Font_Format
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenType

They also will work better on mobiles and SBC's if it were deployed as most platforms have support for all three font formats shared.
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