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Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: August 06, 2016, 03:31 PM »


https://books.google.com/books?id=34wClsOmBIoC&hl=en
Half way though.... It's pretty good!

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.. The oddest thing is i could swear that there used to be font that worked this way and i found a few other people who agreed.  But it was so long ago - maybe Windows 95  :(  that no one is sure it ever existed...

Relevant quote I found here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-desktop/how-to-color-a-font-by-2-different-colors-please/62eec520-7ab7-420d-a99e-39a97d384b03?auth=1

"Short of owning an Amiga computer (or WinUAE) which supported multi-colored fonts back in the 80's... you'll need to wait for developers to start supporting the new format that was released with Win 8.1."

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For my purposes, I need an actual font that other Windows applications can recognize.  If all you want is a word banner, then yea, a vector-based photoeditor is probably the way to go. 
Paint.net is an often-used one http://paint.net.amihotornot.com.au/
I use DrawPlus quite a bit.  There is a free version of it: http://www.serif.com/free-graphic-design-software/
(Here are some icons I made with DrawPlus, and an app called RealWorld Icon Editor https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11635 )

Probably the most powerful freebie is the GIMP http://www.gimp.org/ It's more like Photoshop then a vector editor though....

Other fun things to check out:
TileMage allows you to make individual letters in bulk, then "chop up" the exported picture.  http://www.tilemage.50webs.com/

I use this http://patorjk.com/text-color-fader/ for colorizing my Outlook email signatures.

EDIT:  Also: http://www.picturetopeople.org/ for making banners!!!

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Cool stuff!   Thanks for the fonts site.  Sadly the "SVG & colors in OpenType fonts" looks like it only applies to FireFox.  Too bad because that's exactly what I need (except for Windows).     

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I also would love it if this were possible.  I have BGInfo https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bginfo.aspx scripted to put some stuff on my desktop wallpaper at start up.  When the picture underneath is the same color as the text though, it's unreadable.     

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