Author Topic: Why hasn't anyone done this before?  (Read 6994 times)

ekolis

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Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« on: June 23, 2013, 01:15:48 AM »
A mobile app that is a font editor.

Seriously. Think about it. You draw the characters with your finger, and pinch to adjust the thickness of the stroke. It's a natural fit for a touch interface!

Just imagine what roguelike developers would do with a font editor that's so simple and easy to use...
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Re: Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 04:08:50 AM »
Could be fun, but I'd imagine you'd have to be very skillful with a touchscreen to create a decent looking font.

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Re: Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 05:25:29 AM »
Probably less tedious than doing it with a mouse, though...
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Re: Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:41:03 AM »
Quote from: ekolis
A mobile app that is a font editor.

It's a natural fit for a touch interface!
Quote from: ekolis
Probably less tedious than doing it with a mouse, though...


Really? ... I mean... really???

Is a touch screen useful for anything other than playing angry birds or candy crush? I can't imagine doing extensive work involving pixel-wise image manipulation on it.

With my stubby fingers :D
« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 08:44:57 AM by NON »
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Re: Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 05:23:39 AM »
Well, I meant for vector fonts, not bitmap fonts... :P
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Re: Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 06:05:43 AM »
I think the point of using ASCII display for roguelikes is to avoid doing graphical design work...

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Re: Why hasn't anyone done this before?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 08:41:57 AM »
Is a touch screen useful for anything other than playing angry birds or candy crush? I can't imagine doing extensive work involving pixel-wise image manipulation on it.

Check out the product video.
http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-displays/cintiq