From: Rich Webb
Subject: Re: Windows/Unix Font converter for Graphics LCD and Thermal printer.
Organization: Line Eater Memorial Fund
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Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 20:39:00 GMT
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On 9 Nov 2002 19:13:56 -0800, Luiz@nlink.com.br (Luiz de Barros) wrote:
>I am looking for a FONT DOWNLOADER that can convert WINDOWS .FNT and
>TTF, Adobe Type 1 Fonts, Unix X11 Fonts to C code that can be used to
>generate C/ASM code for use with Graphics LCD displays and Thermal
>This will be used in an automation product.
>I want to load windows or unix fonts to LCD display and printer.
You'll need a license to distribute the typeface with the product from
whoever holds the copyright or its assign. A derivative work retains the
copyright protection of the original. See a discussion on this issue at
Especially if it's a commercial product, you'll want to ensure that your
licensing issues are taken care of up front rather than leaving yourself
vulnerable to legal action after the product has already shipped.
What you might want to do is decide on the typeface(s) you are
interested in and then contact the vendor(s) -- Adobe, Bitstream, Agfa
Monotype, etc. They're in the font business and might very well have
something that would work in your embedded application. Work out the
licensing issues with them at that time.
On the other hand, if your output device uses character cells that are
on the order of 5 x 8, it's easy enough just to make your own character
generator table. Thermal printers are pretty utilitarian; we're not
talking fine typography here.
Rich Webb Norfolk, VA