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waddles 10-15-2013 05:29 AM

how to create displayable images in lieu of font characters
 
I apologize for having to ask this question. I hate fonts!
I feel like there should be all monospaced and block so there is no question about what is being said without all the fluff.
Anyway, I am trying to find how to create and use a bitmap character or maybe a few to make a game. To this end I discovered the program "bitmap". I expected that when I saved it the image I created would appear. This is not the case what is saved is rows of 1s & 0s representing the image created. This cannot be used to print a string of images. I discovered there is a "filter" called "bm0ta" that is supposed to make something ascii compatible. So what is the process or sequences that transpire to create even just 1 character image that can be echoed to the screen? I think it may be bitmap to file to bmtoa to create something that is ascii character that is capable of being echo/printed to the screen. Is this correct? If so can U fill in a little for me as I am floundering? Wat is it that bmtoa makes? Is it a printable/echoable image or something else?

PTrenholme 10-16-2013 04:19 PM

I just looked in the Fedora repositories, and a couple of packages (fonttools and gbdfed) looked, from their descriptions, as though they might address your problem.

Note that this (font editing or creation) is nothing that I've ever tried, so the above is just a guess.

waddles 10-16-2013 05:53 PM

I appreciate the time U took to uncover that but I failed to mention my platform is strictly Slackware. I did find a program called bitmap which allows me to make a ""bitmapped"" image but that is a series of rows of 0s & 1s which reflect the blocks I color in. At present I am trying to find a way to convert that into a echoable/printable character.

astrogeek 10-16-2013 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by waddles (Post 5047147)
I appreciate the time U took to uncover that but I failed to mention my platform is strictly Slackware. I did find a program called bitmap which allows me to make a ""bitmapped"" image but that is a series of rows of 0s & 1s which reflect the blocks I color in. At present I am trying to find a way to convert that into a echoable/printable character.

Not sure about fonttools, but gbdfed is available from Slackbuilds.org here.


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