font rendering question and wishlist item

ead0002
2005-11-15
2013-04-24
  • ead0002
    ead0002
    2005-11-15

    Hello,

    The piece font rendering is superb, and is done better than any other program that I've seen, including commercial (e.g. Chessbase) products. How is this done?

    It seems that you use the same fonts (e.g. Merida) that other programs do, yet the black pieces have a very thin white outline and the white pieces have a very thin black outline. This results in *superior* piece definition on the board, in my opinion, and the creation of superior graphical chess diagrams.

    Which I'm creating by taking a screen snapshot and then cropping. (Under Linux, that is. In contrast, Jose's "Copy / Image" and "Copy / Image+Background" functionality works fine under Windows XP.)

    Regards,
    Eric