In Game Books - Typography 101

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    [ ###### ]colour[ - ] is for colours;)
    [ FF0000 ]red[ - ] is red
     
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    I was just going to post something....

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    Of course these means people can start making and publishing treasure maps with ASCII art and colors. Good luck with the formatting!
     
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    I found that some characters don't render. It would be good to get a list of those.

    I'd guess non-Roman characters are not yet supported, I wonder if accent Roman character are though.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing Runic characters supported :)
     
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    Does the BBCode count against the 8,000 character limit?
     
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    Just as a point of interest for everyone else, make sure that there is no space between the bracket and the character. I made that mistake the first time around. :)

    Should look like this
    [FF0000]red[-]
     
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    In my image above I specifically put spaces between the BBCode elements so they would be visible in the book (with the spaces). Essentially if it is not an exact match of some pattern for the valid markup options, it won't be marked up and will be displayed as is. I included a link to the actual text used for that book.

    On a side note, I discovered [c]something[/c] removes the [c] and [/c] from the rendered output, but I don't know what the markup is for. Let me know what you find out. (I'm thinking chapter headers for an eventual table of contents.)
     
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    I also noticed that the in-game books seem to start out with [000000] so as to force the font to black. Later I found out if you use the [-] markup it changes the font to white, at least if there was no other color markup in the file.

    You don't need to use the [-] to end a font color if you are going to switch to another color. Just put the next color code in the file and the color will be changed.
     
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    To further complicate matters it looks like the game is adding the [000000] to the beginning of every page. Which means if you have a color spanning a page break, everything after the page break will revert to black. Perhaps that can be undone or only leave it at the start of the book, not the start of each page.

    I hereby vote for a markup tag to insert a page break. That way we can follow it with the color we want and know the top of the page will continue in that color.
     
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    Does anybody know which font is used for the book?
     
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    A quick study on character widths:

    It looks like you can have 99 "1" (the digit one) characters on a line before it wraps.

    32 "w" (lowercase) or 24 "W" (uppercase) before a wrap.

    Apparently bold or italics don't actually change the character width.


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    So, what is the width of a space?
     
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    space is infinite (or at least it constantly gets wider!)
     
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    It appears that the width of 4 "spaces" is approximately equal to the width of 6 "1"s (one, the digit).

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    Also, these and other tests books are in my public cache (sitting on a black paver) on my property in Morview. Feel free to reverse engineer them and make your own discoveries.
     
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