Example of Own Font Class in Monkey X

I seem to live in the past… Monkey X programming language has evolved into Monkey2, but I’m still sometimes using Monkey X.

I made an example class to use in Monkey X with bitmap fonts converted with my Font 2 PNG. The example uses old Mojo-module, but old examples on scaling bitmap font made with Font 2 PNG will give you an idea of an alternative way to implementing this.

Next, let’s take a look at a screenshot:

Next to the code:

Import mojo
Import brl.stream
Import brl.filestream

Function Main()
	New MyApp

Class MyFont
	Field maxHeight:Int
	Field fontDat:Int[][]
	Field gfxFont:Image
	Field scale:Float

Class MyApp Extends App
	Field gfxBG:Image
	Global font1:MyFont
	Global font2:MyFont

	Method OnCreate()

		Local file:FileStream
		' -------
		' Font 1
		' -------
		font1 = New MyFont
		font1.gfxFont = LoadImage("font1.png")
		font1.fontDat = allocateArray(95,2)
		font1.scale = 1
		font1.maxHeight = 71

		file = FileStream.Open("monkey://data/font1.dat","r")
		For Local i:Int = 0 To 95 - 1
			font1.fontDat[i][0] = file.ReadInt()
			font1.fontDat[i][1] = file.ReadInt()

		' -------	
		' Font 2
		font2 = New MyFont
		font2.gfxFont = LoadImage("font2.png")
		font2.fontDat = allocateArray(95,2)
		font2.scale = 1
		font2.maxHeight = 43

		file = FileStream.Open("monkey://data/font2.dat","r")
		For Local i:Int = 0 To 95 - 1
			font2.fontDat[i][0] = file.ReadInt()
			font2.fontDat[i][1] = file.ReadInt()
		gfxBG = LoadImage("bg.jpg")
	Method OnRender()
		SetBlend AlphaBlend
		SetAlpha 1
		DrawImage gfxBG,0,0

		drawString(font1, "Testing font 1", 10, 10)
		drawString(font2, "Testing font 2", (640 - (stringWidth(font2, "Testing font 2") * font2.scale)) / 2, (480 - (font2.maxHeight * font2.scale)) / 2)
	Function drawString(font:MyFont, text:String, x:Float, y:Float)
		Local len = text.Length()
		Local chrs:Int[]
		chrs = text.ToChars()
		For Local i = 0 To len - 1
			'                               pos. in font.png          width in pixels in font.png
			DrawImageRect font.gfxFont, x, y, font.fontDat[chrs[i]-32][0], 0, font.fontDat[chrs[i]-32][1], font.maxHeight, 0 , font.scale, font.scale,0
			x = x + font.fontDat[chrs[i]-32][1] * font.scale

	Function stringWidth:Int(font:MyFont, text:String)
		Local len:Int = text.Length()
		Local chrs:Int[]
		Local length:Int = 0
		chrs = text.ToChars()
		For Local i:Int = 0 To len - 1
			length = length + font.fontDat[chrs[i]-32][1]
		Return length
	Function allocateArray:Int[][](i:Int, j:Int)
    	Local arr:Int[][] = New Int[i][]
    	For Local index = 0 Until i
    	    arr[index] = New Int[j]
    	Return arr		

End Class

Font 2 PNG prints the max height of the font after converting. The value is in practice just the height of the png-file.

As a reminder: Font 2 PNG produces two files, font.png and font.dat for one font. The font.dat-file holds the information for each character with two 4 byte integers, first tells the position in pixels in font, the second the width of the chatacter in pixels.

I hope this example gives you some ideas on how to use different fonts converted with Font 2 PNG.

Feel free to use the code above.

PS. I also made new version of part 1 of my Old School series demonstration in Monkey X. Video below:

From the source code in the video you’ll get an idea, how this font class could be used with Mojo2-module.

That’s it from my “hobby corner” tonight!