Here’s a class for rendering bitmap fonts in Codea and a couple of nostalgic fonts.
The fun thing about this class is that fonts don’t need to be static. The render themselves through a callback which can draw the pixels or spawn particles or whatever… It can make for some cool effects.
Very nice. I’m thinking I should add this to my missile command variant — it’s much more 8-bit.
@clyde This is from December of 2011. It’s almost 4 years old. Old links don’t always work.
Hey if you want a good faster font renderer, I’ve made a really high-performance one: http://codea.io/talk/discussion/6519/raster-font-renderer#latest
EDIT: it’s a bit out of date, so I should update it.