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Re: [Devel] key stroke order

From: Wenlin Institute
Subject: Re: [Devel] key stroke order
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 10:01:49 -0700


So far, the only Japanese characters in the font are ones that are used to some extent in Chinese as well.

The font currently has no documented API, and the source code isn't public. (I wish I understood how open-source projects like FreeType survive financially; I'd love to make Wenlin open-source, but I depend on selling the software to earn a living.) Depending on what you need the stroke-order display for, you might simply be able to use Wenlin 3.0 when it's published in a few months. Otherwise, maybe we could work out some arrangement. We'd better continue the discussion off the list.


At 9:16 AM +0200 9/11/01, Alex Madon wrote:
Hello Tom,

Thanks your your answer.

Wenlin Institute wrote:

 Dear Alex Madon and anyone interested in Chinese character stroke order,

 A font that displays Chinese characters stroke-by-stroke in standard
 order is a part of Wenlin software. The font is in a unique private
 format, not TTF.

Does this format has a Linux API?
Does this font have the Japanese characters?


 It has over 14,000 characters (both simple and full
 form, indexed by Unicode). The currently published version of Wenlin
 (2.5) shows only plain strokes of uniform thickness, without
 ornamentation. The version under development dynamically generates
 more aesthetic stroke outlines, which it renders using the excellent
 FreeType library. A sample may be seen at .

 Best Wishes,

 Tom Bishop

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