Bitmap text renderer
halfline at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 08:24:34 PDT 2009
On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Charlie Brej <plymouth at brej.org> wrote:
> Noticed some people were having problems wanting text messages before / is
> mounted. How about a bitmap text renderer? I hacked one up. It is pretty
> small (7kb compiled stripped).
I pushed this to the bitmap-label-control branch here:
Did you write all those glyphs by hand?! that must have taken time :-)
I think this approach might be useful for some use cases, but it has a
1) Still requires copying translations to the initrd
2) Doesn't have sufficient font converage to render strings in
It's a hard problem, which is why we've traditionally said "don't show
messages until / is mounted".
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