From: Andrew Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 00:03:34 EDT
--- Joaquin Cuenca Abela <email@example.com> wrote:
> It seems that my smtp/pop server has decided to not
> colaborate today...
> I've send a few hours ago an email saying basically
> that I've written a little app for testing my
> on WYSIWYG layouts.
No I got the mail OK. I think you've done good work
and from what I could follow of the earlier thread
here I thought you were on the right track and your
screenshot pretty much proves it. It's surprising to
find out just how many tricks are really needed to
make WYSIWYG actually work. It's great that we are
getting a better understanding of them.
> In this app, you can write text, and it will be
> out using linearly scaled metrics and (20 pixels
> below) using the current AbiWord algorithm.
> I then compared a screenshot of this program with
> layout of MS Word. MS Word matches the layout using
> linearly scaled metrics pixel by pixel, except for a
> little 1-pixel off in some characters, that I think
> due to MS Word truncating when it should round.
> sshot at
> My email explaining all that in detail will hit the
> mailing list sooner or later, so I will not repeat
> the details here.
> Joaquin Cuenca Abela
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