What is Picture to People ?

"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.

"Only who makes has true knowledge. Knowledge is control. True power depends on total control. Only who makes from scratch has the real power."

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A library to manipulate and convert Unicode strings

I could finally finish a reasonable library to read strings encoded by using the UFT (UCS Transformation Format) family of string/symbol codifications.

I also used the opportunity to create a lot of handy functions to manipulate Latin1 strings in an easier and more optimized way.

Now, to be able to offer "Unicode aware" text effects I need to be able to extract high code glyphs from TTF (or OTF) fonts. For sure it's much harder than programming encoders/decoders.

At least, the effort I made so far gave me a very deep understanding about some strange string conversion errors that can occur when users from East request text effects.

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