New TheDraw .TDF ANSI & ASCII Fonts for the Month of December 2014 Well, we left the 700 mark far behind us and moving quickly forward to the 800 mark, well, technically we are already beyond that mark as well, if we would consider each font within a multi-fonts set as single “font”. Last month was the most productive month of all with regards to new additions as well as extensions of already existing fonts. I also used some of the fonts for some new ANSIs of mine. Check out these: ANSI Editor Programming Novella I am also making progress with my “Ansi Text Editor (ATE)” tool. I just solved a major resources problem, which caused the tool to eat up enormous amounts of memory and then eventually crashed. Well, yeah, it had to do with the fact that there are hundreds of ANSI fonts to manage, but still…. I was first so naïve to believe that an application has automatically write permissions to its own program directory. I wanted to store the index in simple text format and the previews as plain bitmap files, but nope, you cannot. My second approach was to dump stuff somewhere into the App Data hell hole, which opened a whole other can or worms for me. Even the “Application Setup Management Wizard” warned and discouraged me to dump stuff there, which I found a little bit disturbing (p.s. the \Users\USERNAME\AppData\… used to be “\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\…” and “\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\…” in[…]
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I wrote this document over 4 years ago, but never published it really, until now, because I believe that it is still current and at relevant for most people today. Carsten Cumbrowski, Fresno, CA, November 2014 The current copyright laws are so messed up that it is impossible for an average person to make heads or tails out of them, that it requires a highly specialized person or better even group of persons who can up with the best tale to tell, to convince a judge, who is also unable to make up heads and tails in most curt cases what the head is and what the tail (or who) and thus, who has to be right and who could possibly not. I was affected by the copyright laws myself in more than just one single case and also made in more recent days more and more eyewitness account of events that I would have a hard time believing myself, If I would not have seen them happen with my own pair of eyes. I was talking about some of those experiences already in the past at my personal blog and elsewhere and actually wanted to something about this subject. This is now my first attempt of doing just that. I collected a lot of material and information to the subject of copyright laws and the problems with them in the current society over the past few years*1, which are the basis for this article. I put it on “Google Docs”[…]
Just in my last post I stated full of optimism that I am about to break the 700 fonts mark for my TheDraw ANSI fonts collection. And behold, only yesterday the count swell to 710 fonts, YEAH! Yet today, only a few days after I made this statement and one day after I breached the targeted mark, the count in my collection dropped significantly to “only” 677 fonts, 23 fonts away from the 700 mark. What happened? Don’t panic! There wasn’t a system crash that wiped out dozens of fonts or anything of that nature. A small number of reductions is caused by the removal of original font versions from other artists, where I took the liberty to extend the font set by missing characters, but kept the original characters that were already there unchanged. That made absolute sense, because those were real duplicates, which I only kept in my individual files collection, but long but removed from any font sets collection packages etc. However, those were only about half a dozen fonts or so. The majority of “disappearances” are caused by consolidating fonts that were merely different colored versions of the same font type to a single “mini” collection each. The smallest may only contains 2 individual fonts, while the largest has a staggering number of 18 individual fonts, only appearing as a single “font” item in my collection. The average though is 4 to 5 fonts per type. Counting all derived colored versions as single font, the total number of fonts[…]
New TheDraw .TDF ANSI & ASCII Fonts for the Month of November 2014 …Closing in on the 700 fonts mark Other News: I also release a new beta version of my ANSI TEXT EDITOR (ATE) Tool (Current Version 1.0.2B), which fully supports TheDraw fonts as well as Figlet ASCII fonts, but also using its own proprietary format to remedy the limitations and shortcomings set by the .TDF file format, such as the maximum letter size of 32×12 characters. That is also the reason why the fonts are saved by ATE in its own file format, which specifications are public and documented: .ATEF ANSI Font File Format Specifiations V1.0. ANSI Fonts Related Posts .TDF TheDraw ANSI Fonts Tool V1.3.0 Release TheDraw Fonts Update 10-2014 TheDraw (TDF) Fonts Tool Version 1.2 Release TheDraw Fonts Update 09-2014 New TheDraw .TDF ANSI Fonts Update 07-08, 2014 ATE – Ansi Text Editor 1.0Beta .TDF TheDraw Fonts File Tool TheDraw Fonts File (.TDF) Specifications … And More TheDraw ANSI & ASCII Fonts! TheDraw Fonts Collection Revamp and Extension New ANSI & ASCII Fonts for TheDraw and ATE CHAOS2.TDF.ZIP GARDEN.TDF.ZIP PORTAL.TDF.ZIP TDD.TDF.ZIP VOICES.TDF.ZIP FORBIDDN.TDF.ZIP INNER.TDF.ZIP INTENTNS.TDF.ZIP SPASTIC3.TDF.ZIP SUB.TDF.ZIP UNDRGRWN.TDF.ZIP ADRENA.TDF.ZIP EXPLORAT.TDF.ZIP PALACE2.TDF.ZIP UNDRGRN2.TDF.ZIP GRAVE.TDF.ZIP LEECH.TDF.ZIP PIPELINE.TDF.ZIP TOASTER.TDF.ZIP ZOOK.TDF.ZIP BLADE.TDF.ZIP FOUNDATN.TDF.ZIP GHOST.TDF.ZIP OCEANA.TDF.ZIP SILICON2.TDF.ZIP ARCANE.TDF.ZIP BLEACH.TDF.ZIP DARKCRUS.TDF.ZIP ECLIPSE.TDF.ZIP FUTURE2.TDF.ZIP Want even more? Checkout my entire collection of TheDraw ANSI & ASCII Fonts. Enjoy! Carsten aka Roy/SAC
Less than a month ago I released Version 1.2.0 of my TheDraw (.TDF) ANSI/ASCII Art Fonts Tool. The previous release version was about adding new and fixing existing features of the tool, such as additional font types import support or the build in TheDraw ANSI Text Editor launched in the DOSBOX MS DOS Emulator Tool. This release is about the interface and general usability of the tool. The biggest change is that there is now only one “ADD” Button. Previously there was a “Load” button to load .TDFX or .TDF fonts collections and a “+” button right next to the fonts list to add additional .TDF Fonts to the listing. Each of them only supported the selection of a single individual file. With Version 1.2.0 and the added support for .ATEF and .FIGLET Font Files, you also had to select the font type first before you could add it. Now with the new prominent “ADD” button you can select one or many supported font file types in one step. It does not matter, if you select one or more .TDFX or .TDF collection files and/or one or more .ATEF (ANSI Text Editor Font File) or Figlet font files. File Download: ROY-TDFTOOL130.ZIP The font listing previously only allowed selecting a single font, which made it cumbersome to remove or manually re-sort many fonts in a collection. Now it is possible to select multiple fonts in the list and remove or move them all at once. It’s using the standard Windows controls; Hold the “SHIFT” key[…]