Aaron Timbrell rounds up the software directory
All rights reserved. This program is licensed for use on a single computer by a single user.
This version is supplied for the use of RISCWorld subscribers only.
FontFX was conceived and written by David Coronel, based on certain ideas and coding examples from Acorn Computers' 'RISC OS Programmer's Reference Manual' and Computer Concepts' 'FontDraw' application supplied with their 'Impression' Document Processor.
FontFX has its own full HTML manual and has a shorted text only on-line manual. To get the on-line manual whilst FontFX is running, bring up its icon bar menu and slide across the first option ('Info') - an 'Info box' will appear, giving the name and purpose of the application, a copyright message and the date and version number. In the top right hand corner is an icon that looks like the letter 'i': if you click on this icon, the on-line manual will appear. For more details about the facilities within the on-line manual program, read its own on-line manual - you can do that right now if you wish! Just click MENU on top of this text, and slide across 'Info', then click on the 'On-line manual' icon at the bottom of the info box.
What's New in FontFX 6
For those who may have owned earlier versions of the program, here is a list of the new features in version 6.
History of FontFX6 Versions
Fixed a bug in colour picker windows. If you tried to change the R, G or B values by typing in a value, the computer would hang. Should have read PRM page 5-243 more carefully...!
Fixed bug when using Bi-directional Circle with leading or trailing (multiple) spaces.
New in V.6.02:
If you saved a default choices file that switched on rotate, slope or lean, FontFX would crash, because it would try to display the example for these facilities before the main window was open. The opening of the example pane is now only actioned if the main window is already open.
New features/cosmetic changes:
New in V.6.03
A small number of fonts exist which do not have real spaces: that is, the space character contains visual data. Previous versions of FontFX6 could not cope with this, believing all space characters to be blank. Version 6.03 now checks for visual spaces, and converts them correctly.
In order to provide a free 'sampler' program called FontFX6 Lite, the structure of the program has altered to make it easy to update both versions simultaneously.
The complete DiscWorld line up
As per usual we have our collections of the latest RISC OS games and applications, as well as support files for this issues articles. So the full DiscWorld line up looks something like this:
Support files for our ARM board article.
DrawWorks support files from the DrawWorks article.
A full free version of FontFX for RISCWorld subscribers.
All the games from this issues games world column.
Software from the Iyonix column
All the latest PD, shareware and freeware releases from the PD column.
Demo version of RiscCAD.
A copy of VICE (Versatile Commodore Emulator) Version 1.16 (32bit clean)
This contains two sets of Toolbox Modules. The Castle archive contains the latest 26/32 bit neutral system components, required if you want to run a lot of new software releases on 26bit machines (ie. anything that isn't an Iyonix). The RISCOS Ltd archive contains later and improved versions of a number of modules and is suitable for all versions of RISC OS from 3.1 onwards.