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  1. Rob
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    This link explains how the new fonts apparently work and why they only work on color displays (link courtesy of palminfocenter.com):

    http://grc.com/ctwhat.htm
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    Woah, thats really cool - it defeinetly deserves a 2.0 status then.
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  3. #23  
    Originally posted by Rob
    This link explains how the new fonts apparently work and why they only work on color displays (link courtesy of palminfocenter.com):

    http://grc.com/ctwhat.htm
    GREAT Link! Thanks!
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    Very interesting page. Actually I was using Simple Sketch last night on my Prism, and was doing some detailed touch-up stuff, so I was holding the Prism at different angles, etc. I did notice that if you looked really closely, the pixels would appear to be different colors.
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    So this makes you wonder, if it looks more hi-res on a Prism, how would it look on the Clie????

    Also, does this mean now I gotta go out and get a Prism?
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    Originally posted by ernieba1
    So this makes you wonder, if it looks more hi-res on a Prism, how would it look on the Clie????
    I was wondering that myself, specifically:

    1) Is the benefit (greater, less, the same) on a 320x320 display as on a 160x160?

    2) Does WordSmith's implementation of this run on the Clie and Handera machines?
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  7. #27  
    WordSmith doesn't have built-in support for the higher resolution of the Clie yet, as far as I know, but the Clie automatically puts fonts in a higher resolution so it may not work at all. The HandEra is a Monochrome PDA so it won't work on that.

    One poster on Palm InfoCenter said he saw a demo of it and said that it was great, he compared it to PocketPC's truetype technology and said it was at least equal to it if not better!
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    #28  
    Originally posted by bookrats

    2) Does WordSmith's implementation of this run on the Clie and Handera machines?
    It won't work on the Handera, since it's not color -- check out the link I posted above for an explanation of why you need a color LCD (not CRT) to do this type of sub-pixel font rendering.
  9. #29  
    Three things I want on the next version:
    • Bullet support
    • Bullet support
    • Bullet support
  10. #30  
    I sure hope they plan on adding hi-rez for the Handera and a Rotate screen option. Then I can read and type in landscape mode..... (well not type get untill I figure out how to make a cable for my PPK so I can turn it sideways)

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  11. #31  
    Originally posted by Gameboy70
    Three things I want on the next version:
    • Bullet support
    • Bullet support
    • Bullet support

    Can you say TABs (or did I miss that having been added already ) ?
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    Tabs have been added (very cool) it's in the paragraph thing. it's like ctrl t? on a stowaway. it works nicely though.. (or si ctrl m..) something like that.plus, as I've told them.. THEY NEED MEMPLUG SUPPORT!
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    Originally posted by heyday
    I sure hope they plan on adding hi-rez for the Handera and a Rotate screen option. Then I can read and type in landscape mode.....
    No need to wait for that. They have already implemented that in version 1.12. From the WordSmith web page:

    Update description
    Version 1.12
    Mac OS Conduit: WordSmith now includes a bi-directional synchronization conduit for Mac OS!
    HandEra 330 support: including its higher screen resolution (320 x 240 versus 160 x 160 on other Palm Powered devices), collapsible Graffiti area and jog wheel capabilities.
    They released this version shortly after the Handera 330 started shipping.
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  14. #34  
    Originally posted by miradu2000
    Tabs have been added (very cool) it's in the paragraph thing. it's like ctrl t? on a stowaway. it works nicely though.. (or si ctrl m..) something like that.plus, as I've told them.. THEY NEED MEMPLUG SUPPORT!
    True TAB support has not been added, at least to my knowledge. I would like the ability to hit the "TAB" key and actually have the cursor TAB over. I believe what MIRADU is talking about is the ability to INDENT.

    MIRADU, if you know something I do not (which is highly possible) please explain it to me. Thank you.
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  15. #35  
    Originally posted by Matthew Nichols
    One poster on Palm InfoCenter said he saw a demo of it and said that it was great, he compared it to PocketPC's truetype technology and said it was at least equal to it if not better!
    I think it is actually the ClearType technology that they use in the MS Reader (which is used on the PocketPC).

    TrueType is an Adobe thing (if I remember right) that is a way to deisplay printer fonts on a screen so you can have true WYSIWYG.
  16. #36  
    Originally posted by GSR13
    True TAB support has not been added, at least to my knowledge. I would like the ability to hit the "TAB" key and actually have the cursor TAB over.
    From the press release:
    Other noteworthy new features provided by WordSmith 2.0 include:
    - Ability to preserve tables, images, footnotes and more
    - True tab support, including hanging indents
    - More navigation and counting options, including the ability to “go-to” and count bookmarks, comments, footnotes, images, and tables
    - Ability to password-protect documents and assign the same or different passwords to any of your documents
    - New preferences for saving documents, memos, and Asian language hacks


    *impatiently* waiting...
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    #37  
    Originally posted by flips13
    <snip>...TrueType is an Adobe thing (if I remember right) that is a way to deisplay printer fonts on a screen so you can have true WYSIWYG.
    Actually Apple invented the font rendering technology called TrueType. It was in response to Adobe's Type 1 Postscript fonts which would not render very well on Macs (or PCs) and that, at the time, cost big $$$. They also only worked with Postscript printers. So Apple invented TrueType and then licensed it to printer manufacturers and even Microsoft. Adobe's answer to TrueType was a bit of software called ATM (Adobe Type Manager) that rendered Type 1 Postcript fonts on your desktop. ATM never worked well for me, and worked very poorly with non-Postscript printers, so I stuck with TrueType fonts.
  18. #38  
    Originally posted by flips13

    I think it is actually the ClearType technology that they use in the MS Reader (which is used on the PocketPC).
    Yeah, thanks for catching that. Looking at your linke, I see ClearType uses the exact same method to make the text look better.
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    MPM - thanks for clarifying the old TrueType / Postscript 1 story - I knew I had it partly right.

    Matthew - Yes, the ClearType does work exactly like what the other link showed. But, now I understand why it works. When I forst saw the ClearType stuff on my PC, I thought "big deal, I can'y see any difference". But now that I have looked at it on an LCD screen (I now have a laptop!), it really is a big deal.
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    Even though I own a copy of WordSmith I have to give a hand to BlueNomad for having it work as an e-book reader for free, I know many people would be willing to pay for just an e-book reader with the FineType tech.
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