Full / Half width character glyph in console

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Full / Half width character glyph in console

Postby Chord » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:18 am

In many asian languages, letter glyph is designed in square shaped and fits in two times wider space of fixed-width alphabet. (ex: 8x16 roman, 16x16 Chinese)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halfwidth_and_fullwidth_forms

In this system, rectangle glyph is called Half-Width, and square glyph is called Full-width. It is possible to use both characters in current Ultibo console considering all character is square-sized font, but it looks so dull and alphabets are too widespreaded, therefore its not a good solution.



Once I made a walkaround example by adding new unicode console text functions and additional Single type(for using .5) console X position variable, but I think it was not a good way because it is just a modified clone of RTL and will have compatibility issue with newer ultibo vers.

Of course using Freetype or rendering True Type font in graphic mode can avoid this issue, but I think console mode is far more superior in organizing text ui.



Please consider adding glyph forms(Full/Half) support in later version of ultibo.
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Re: Full / Half width character glyph in console

Postby Ultibo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:05 am

Chord wrote:Please consider adding glyph forms(Full/Half) support in later version of ultibo.

Yes of course, we'll need to do some research to work out the best way to integrate it into the existing console but support for multiple languages is a very important goal so we'll definitely pursue this.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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