halo fonts??

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halo fonts??

Post by marcp » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:43 pm

Hello,

This may be a faq, but I've searched extensively and can't find it. Is it possible to implement a haloed font? It is common in GIS packages to be able to render text with a halo. It seems to be an underprinted character at the same center but with a fatter white pen. The effect is that there is a white border around the text that separates it visually from the background. It helps a lot to make the text legible on a busy background.

The nearest thing I can find in the font world is an 'inline' font, but that really isn't it.

Thanks

Marc Pelletier

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:32 pm

With fonts you can have any colour you like as long as it is black. You can create a white contour, but only inside a black one. The best that you could do with the font itself is create a font with a hairline black outline and a white shadow, which I suspect will not be what is wanted.
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Post by marcp » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:47 pm

With fonts you can have any colour you like as long as it is black. You can create a white contour, but only inside a black one. The best that you could do with the font itself is create a font with a hairline black outline and a white shadow, which I suspect will not be what is wanted.
Bhikku,

Thanks for that. I don't think the hairline outline will work for me. Thanks anyway.

Marc

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