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Gablea
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Steching fonts

Postby Gablea » Apr 06, 2010 0:06

Hi all,

I am new to FreeBasic

I would like to know if it is possible to display a font (say the word "Signed off" in differnt sizes?

like :
> double standard hight
> triple standard hight

etc etc

any advice would be most welcome

Andy
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Postby Pritchard » Apr 06, 2010 0:33

Are you using a graphical screen, such as Screen 20, 32 or screenRes 640, 480, 32? If so, you'll need a font rendering routine of some kind.

If you're using a console window (looks like a command prompt), you'll most-likely have to be creative.
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Postby square1 » Apr 06, 2010 6:41

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Postby Gablea » Apr 06, 2010 13:49

yes but is there a way I can smooth the font out? so when it is scaled up it is not soo blocky?

Sorry but I just think it looks a little daft blocky when Windows can do a nice smooth font (in vb6)
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Postby phishguy » Apr 06, 2010 14:51

You might want to look into the XFONT library.
http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12078
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Postby dodicat » Apr 11, 2010 22:15

Gablea wrote:yes but is there a way I can smooth the font out? so when it is scaled up it is not soo blocky?

Sorry but I just think it looks a little daft blocky when Windows can do a nice smooth font (in vb6)

Hi Gablea
Here is a little font thing I made up and posted a few months ago, it's just a bit of fun, but the first 710 lines of code comprise a 2d rotator and a sub called paintstring which together will draw fonts of the smoother ilk.
710 lines (quite long) but I had to reproduce every character on my keyboard, little squiggles, pound sign, the lot (British keyboard)
Here is the post in its entirity that is: paintstring and a little demo on its usage.

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'START OF PAINTSTRING ******************************************
Dim Shared np(1 To 4) As Double
Sub rotate(Byval pivot_x As Double,_   'turns about this point
           Byval pivot_y As Double,_
           Byval first_x As Double,_    'centre for circles
           Byval first_y As Double,_
           Byval second_x As Double, _   'radius for circles
           Byval second_y As Double, _   'aspect
           Byval arc_1 As Double,_       'arcs only for circle, 0 for lines
           Byval arc_2 As Double,_
           Byval angle As Double, _      'all below for circles and lines
           Byval magnifier As Double,_
           Byval dilator As Double,_
           Byval colour As Integer,_
           Byval thickness As Double,_
           Byref shape As String,_
           image As Any Pointer=0)
           'rotated line is  (np(1),np(2))-(np(3),np(4))
           'rotated circle centre is np(3),np(4)
           'shape:
           'line - draws the line
           'linepoint - does the calculation, draws nothing
           'linepointset - does the calculations, sets a pixel at the line ends
           'ALSO circle,circlepoint, circlepointset,box, boxfill, circlefill.
           'arcs from horizontal positive x axis in DEGREES
           'arc1<arc2 always e.g from 330 to 430
  shape=Lcase$(shape)     
Dim p As Double = 4*Atn(1)  '(pi)
Dim radians As Double
Dim line_xvector As Double
Dim line_yvector As Double
Dim pivot_xvector As Double
Dim pivot_yvector As Double
Dim th As Double
  th=thickness
  Dim sx As Double=second_x
  angle=angle Mod 360
radians=(2*p/360)*angle      'change from degrees to radians
#Macro thickline(t)
Dim As Double s,h,c
Dim As Uinteger prime=rgb(255,255,255)
h=Sqr(((np(1))-(np(3)))^2+((np(2))-(np(4)))^2)
s=((np(4))-np(2))/h
c=(np(1)-(np(3)))/h
Line image, (np(3)+s*t/2,np(4)+c*t/2)-(np(1)+s*t/2,np(2)+c*t/2),prime
Line image, (np(3)-s*t/2,np(4)-c*t/2)-(np(1)-s*t/2,np(2)-c*t/2),prime
Line image, (np(3)+s*t/2,np(4)+c*t/2)-(np(3)-s*t/2,np(4)-c*t/2),prime
Line image, (np(1)+s*t/2,np(2)+c*t/2)-(np(1)-s*t/2,np(2)-c*t/2),prime
Paint image,((np(3)+np(1))/2, (np(4)+np(2))/2),prime,prime

Line image, (np(3)+s*t/2,np(4)+c*t/2)-(np(1)+s*t/2,np(2)+c*t/2),colour
Line image, (np(3)-s*t/2,np(4)-c*t/2)-(np(1)-s*t/2,np(2)-c*t/2),colour
Line image, (np(3)+s*t/2,np(4)+c*t/2)-(np(3)-s*t/2,np(4)-c*t/2),colour
Line image, (np(1)+s*t/2,np(2)+c*t/2)-(np(1)-s*t/2,np(2)-c*t/2),colour
Paint image,((np(3)+np(1))/2, (np(4)+np(2))/2), colour, colour
#EndMacro

#macro thickcircle(t)
Dim As Uinteger prime=rgb(255,255,255)
Dim As Double xp1,xp2,yp1,yp2
Dim arc1 As Double=arc_1*p/180
Dim arc2 As Double=arc_2*p/180
arc1=2*p+(arc1-(radians))
arc2=2*p+(arc2-(radians))
sx=sx*magnifier
If arc1=arc2 Then
     Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx+t/2,prime,,,second_y
    Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx-t/2,prime,,,second_y
    Paint image,(np(3),np(4)+sx),prime,prime
    Paint image,(np(3)+sx,np(4)),prime,prime
    Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx+t/2,colour,,,second_y
    Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx-t/2,colour,,,second_y
    Paint image,(np(3),np(4)+sx),colour,colour
    Paint image,(np(3)+sx,np(4)),colour,colour
End If
if arc1<>arc2 Then
    xp1=np(3)+(sx)*Cos(.5*(arc2+arc1))
yp1=np(4)-(sx)*Sin(.5*(arc2+arc1))
Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx+t/2,prime,arc1,arc2,second_y
    Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx-t/2,prime,arc1,arc2,second_y
    Line image,(np(3)+(sx+t/2)*Cos(arc1),np(4)-(sx+t/2)*Sin(arc1))-(np(3)+(sx-t/2)*Cos(arc1),np(4)-(sx-t/2)*Sin(arc1)),prime
    Line image,(np(3)+(sx+t/2)*Cos(arc2),np(4)-(sx+t/2)*Sin(arc2))-(np(3)+(sx-t/2)*Cos(arc2),np(4)-(sx-t/2)*Sin(arc2)),prime

    Paint image,(xp1,yp1),prime,prime
   
Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx+t/2,colour,arc1,arc2,second_y
    Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),sx-t/2,colour,arc1,arc2,second_y
    Line image,(np(3)+(sx+t/2)*Cos(arc1),np(4)-(sx+t/2)*Sin(arc1))-(np(3)+(sx-t/2)*Cos(arc1),np(4)-(sx-t/2)*Sin(arc1)),colour
    Line image,(np(3)+(sx+t/2)*Cos(arc2),np(4)-(sx+t/2)*Sin(arc2))-(np(3)+(sx-t/2)*Cos(arc2),np(4)-(sx-t/2)*Sin(arc2)),colour

    Paint image,(xp1,yp1),colour,colour
   
End If
#endmacro

magnifier=dilator*magnifier     
pivot_xvector=first_x-pivot_x
pivot_yvector=first_y-pivot_y
pivot_xvector=dilator*pivot_xvector 
pivot_yvector=dilator*pivot_yvector
Dim mover(1 To 2,1 To 2) As Double
Dim new_pos(1 To 2) As Double
mover(1,1)=Cos(radians)
mover(2,2)=Cos(radians)
mover(1,2)=-Sin(radians)
mover(2,1)=Sin(radians)

line_xvector=magnifier*(second_x-first_x)                   'get the vector
line_yvector=magnifier*(second_y-first_y)                   'get the vector

new_pos(1)=mover(1,1)*pivot_xvector+mover(1,2)*pivot_yvector +pivot_x
new_pos(2)=mover(2,1)*pivot_xvector+mover(2,2)*pivot_yvector +pivot_y
Dim new_one(1 To 2) As Double            'To hold the turned value

new_one(1)=mover(1,1)*line_xvector+mover(1,2)*line_yvector +first_x
new_one(2)=mover(2,1)*line_xvector+mover(2,2)*line_yvector +first_y
Dim xx As Double   'translation
Dim yy As Double
xx=first_x-new_pos(1)
yy=first_y-new_pos(2)
np(1)=new_one(1)-xx 
  np(2)=new_one(2)-yy   
  np(3)=first_x-xx
 np(4)=first_y-yy
Select Case shape
Case "line"
    If th<2 Then
 Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(1),np(2)),colour
Else
 thickline(th)   
 End If
Case "circle"
    Dim arc1 As Double=arc_1*p/180
Dim arc2 As Double=arc_2*p/180
    If arc1=arc2 Then
    If th<=3 Then
        For n As Double=magnifier*sx-1 To magnifier*sx+1 Step .5
     Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),n,colour,,,second_y       
 'circle image,(np(3),np(4)),magnifier*sx,colour,,,second_y
 Next n
Else
 thickcircle(th)
End If
Endif
If arc1<>arc2 Then
If th<=3 Then
    arc1=2*p+(arc1-(radians))'new
arc2=2*p+(arc2-(radians))'new
    For n As Double=magnifier*sx-1 To magnifier*sx+1 Step .5
     Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),n,colour,arc1,arc2,second_y   
   ' circle image,(np(3),np(4)),magnifier*sx,colour,arc1,arc2,second_y
    Next n
Else
    thickcircle(th)
End If
End If
Case "circlefill"
    Dim As Double xp1,xp2,yp1,yp2
Dim As Uinteger prime=rgb(255,255,255)
Dim arc1 As Double=arc_1*p/180
Dim arc2 As Double=arc_2*p/180
If arc1=arc2 Then Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),magnifier*sx,colour,,,second_y,F
If arc1<>arc2 Then

 xp1=np(3)+magnifier*sx*Cos(.5*(arc2+arc1))*3/4
yp1=np(4)-magnifier*sx*Sin(.5*(arc2+arc1))*3/4   
Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),magnifier*sx,prime,arc1,arc2,second_y
Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(3)+magnifier*sx*Cos(arc2),np(4)-magnifier*sx*Sin(arc2)),prime
Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(3)+magnifier*sx*Cos(arc1),np(4)-magnifier*sx*Sin(arc1)),prime
Paint image,(xp1,yp1),prime,prime

Circle image,(np(3),np(4)),magnifier*sx,colour,arc1,arc2,second_y
Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(3)+magnifier*sx*Cos(arc2),np(4)-magnifier*sx*Sin(arc2)),colour
Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(3)+magnifier*sx*Cos(arc1),np(4)-magnifier*sx*Sin(arc1)),colour
Paint image,(xp1,yp1),colour,colour
End If
 Case"box"
 Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(1),np(2)),colour,b
Case "boxfill"
 Line image,(np(3),np(4))-(np(1),np(2)),colour,bf
        Case "linepoint","circlepoint"
  'nothing drawn
Case "linepointset","circlepointset"
 If shape="linepointset" Then
 Pset image,(np(1),np(2)),colour
 Pset image,(np(3),np(4)),colour
 Endif
 If shape="circlepointset" Then
     Pset image,(np(3),np(4)),colour
 End If

        Case Else
 Print "unknown rotation shape"
End Select
End Sub
Dim Shared As Double next_x,next_y


Sub paintstring(x As Double,_
           y As Double,_
           s As String,_
           size As Double,_
           c As Uinteger,_
           line_angle As Double=0,_
           char_angle As Double=0,_
           thickness_tweak As Double=1,_
           image As Any Pointer=0)
Dim l As Integer=Len(s)
Dim px As Double=16*size+x
y=y+16*size
Dim py As Double=y'16*size+y
Dim z As Integer=0
Dim th As Double'=4
th=((.5-size)/4.5+5)*thickness_tweak
Dim sp As Double=6
Dim sp2 As Double=6
Dim pi As Double=4*Atn(1)
Dim la As Double=(line_angle *.5)
Dim ca As Double=(char_angle*.5)
sp2=sp2+30*Abs(Sin(ca*pi/180-la*pi/180))

#macro set(x1,y1,x2,y2,sarc,earc,shape,im)
rotate(px,py,x1,y1,x2,y2,sarc,earc,-char_angle,1,size,c,th*size,shape,im)
#endmacro

#macro spaces(xpixels,ypixels)
px=px+(xpixels*size+sp2*size)*Cos(line_angle*pi/180)
py=py-(ypixels*size+sp2*size)*Sin(line_angle*pi/180)
next_x=px-16*size
next_y=py-16*size
#endmacro

For n As Integer=1 To l
   
    Select Case Mid$(s,n,1)
    Case " "
 spaces(30,30)

 
Case "|"
 z=z+1
 px=(x+16*size+z*16*Sin(line_angle*pi/180))+1.3*z*(24*size+size*sp*size)*Sin(line_angle*pi/180)
 py=(y+z*16*Cos(line_angle*pi/180))+1.3*z*(24*size+size*sp*size)*Cos(line_angle*pi/180)
 next_x=px-16*size
next_y=py-16*size
Case "1"
 set(px-8,py-18,px-8,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-8,py-16,px-12,py-8,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(12,12)
Case "2"
 set(px-2,py-8,9,1,310,530,"circle",image)'curve
 set(px-15,py+14,px+5,py-2,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-16,py+14,px+10,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
 spaces(28,28)
Case "3"
 set(px-2,py-7,9,1,300,530,"circle",image)'curve top
 set(px-2,py+6,9,1,190,395,"circle",image)'curve
 set(px-3,py,px+5,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(28,28)
Case "4"
 set(px-16,py+4,px+12,py+4,.0,.0,"line",image)'horiz
 set(px-14,py+4,px+4,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)'slope
 set(px+4,py-18,px+4,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(28,28)
Case "5"
 set(px-14,py-16,px+6,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+1,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-4,py+6,9,1,210,500,"circle",image)'curve
 spaces(28,28)
Case "6"
 set(px-2,py+6,9,1,360,360,"circle",image)'curve base
 set(px+16,py+4,27,1,130,180,"circle",image)'curve edge
 spaces(28,28)
Case "7"
 set(px-14,py-16,px+6,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 set(px+5,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'slope
 spaces(26,26)
Case "8"
 set(px-2,py-7,9,1,320,575,"circle",image)'curve top
 set(px-2,py+6,9,1,130,415,"circle",image)'curve
 set(px-9,py-1,px+6,py-1,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(28,28)
 
Case "9"
 set(px-2,py-6,9,1,360,360,"circle",image)'top
 set(px-20,py-4,27,1,310,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(28,28)
Case "0"
 set(px,py-1,15,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(36,36)
Case "."
 set(px-12,py+12,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(10,10)
Case "A"
 set(px,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px,py-16,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-8,py+3,px+8,py+3,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(30,30)'36
 Case "a"
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+6,py-8,px+6,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(26,26)
Case "B"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-14,px-5,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  set(px-12,py+14,px-5,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
  set(px-5,py-6,8,1,290,450,"circle",image)'top loop
  set(px-5,py+6,8,1,270,430,"circle",image)'base loop
  set(px-12,py,px-2,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
  spaces(24,24)
Case "b"
    set(px-2,py+4,10,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(28,28)
Case "C"
    set(px,py,14,1,60,300,"circle",image)
    spaces(25,25)
Case "c"
    set(px-4,py+4,10,1,60,300,"circle",image)
    spaces(20,20)
    Case "D"
  set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-5,py,14,1,270,450,"circle",image)
 set(px-12,py-14,px-5,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)
  set(px-12,py+14,px-5,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)
 
  'rotate(px,py,px-24,py+20,px-24,py-20,0,0,-line_angle,1,size,rgb(255,0,0),1,"line",image)
 spaces(30,30)
Case "d"
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+6,py-16,px+6,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(26,26)
Case "E"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-14,px+6,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  set(px-12,py+14,px+6,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
  set(px-12,py,px-2,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
  spaces(25,25)
Case "e"
  set(px-4,py+4,10,1,0,320,"circle",image)
  set(px-12,py+3,px+8,py+3,.0,.0,"line",image)
  spaces(26,26)
Case "F"
  set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-14,px+6,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  set(px-12,py,px-2,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
  spaces(24,24)
Case "f"
  set(px-2,py-8,10,1,0,170,"circle",image)'curve
 set(px-12,py-10,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-10,py,px-2,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
 spaces(28,28)
Case "G"
  set(px,py,14,1,50,350,"circle",image)
  set(px,py,px+16,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
    spaces(35,35)
Case "g"
    set(px-4,py+4,10,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+6,py-6,px+6,py+20,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-4,py+17,10,1,230,345,"circle",image)
 
 spaces(26,26)
Case "H"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px+12,py-16,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py,px+12,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
 spaces(32,32)
Case "h"
  'set(px-6,py+4,10,1,0,150,"circle",image)
  set(px-4,py+2,8,1,0,170,"circle",image)'curve right
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px+4,py,px+4,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(25,25)
Case "I"
 set(px,py+16,px,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py+14,px+12,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py-14,px+12,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(30,30)
Case "i"
  set(px-12,py-6,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
  set(px-12,py-14,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
  spaces(10,10)
Case "J"
    'set(px-2,py+4,12,1,200,270,"circle",image)
    set(px-7,py+8,7,1,220,355,"circle",image)
 set(px,py-16,px,py+9,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-14,px+12,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 spaces(30,30)
Case "j"
 set(px,py-6,px,py+20,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-7,py+20,7,1,220,360,"circle",image)
 set(px,py-14,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(22,22)
Case "K"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px+6,py-16,px-12,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'upper
 set(px+6,py+16,px-6,py-3,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(25,25)
Case "k"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px+3,py-6,px-12,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'upper
 set(px,py+16,px-8,py-3,.0,.0,"line",image)'lower
 spaces(20,20)
Case "L"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py+14,px+6,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
 spaces(25,25)
Case "l"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 spaces(10,10)
Case "M"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px+12,py-16,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'left arm
 set(px+12,py-16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'right arm
 
 spaces(32,32)
Case "m"
 set(px-6,py+2,6,1,0,170,"circle",image)'curve left
 set(px+6,py+2,6,1,0,170,"circle",image)'curve right
 set(px-12,py-5,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert left
 set(px+12,py,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert right
 set(px,py+16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'mid arm
 spaces(32,32)
Case "N"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px+12,py-16,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-16,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
 spaces(32,32)
Case "n"
    set(px-4,py+2,8,1,0,170,"circle",image)'curve right
 set(px-12,py-5,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert left
 set(px+4,py+16,px+4,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'mid arm
 spaces(24,24)
Case "O"
 set(px,py,14,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(36,36)
Case "o"
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 'set(px+6,py-16,px+6,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(26,26)
Case "P"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-14,px-5,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  'set(px-12,py+14,px-5,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
  set(px-5,py-6,8,1,280,450,"circle",image)'top loop
  'set(px-5,py+6,10,1,270,430,"circle",image)'base loop
  set(px-12,py+2,px-2,py+2,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
  spaces(24,24)
Case "p"
 set(px-5,py+4,10,1,270,435,"circle",image)' loop
  set(px-14,py-5,px-2,py-5,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 set(px-12,py+14,px-5,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
 set(px-12,py-6,px-12,py+26,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 spaces(24,24)
Case "Q"
 set(px,py,14,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+5,py+20,16,1,400,460,"circle",image)
 spaces(36,36)
Case "q"
 set(px-5,py+6,10,1,110,270,"circle",image)' loop
 set(px-9,py-3,px+2,py-3,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 set(px-8,py+16,px,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
 set(px,py-3,px,py+26,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 spaces(20,20)
Case "R"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-12,py-14,px-5,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  'set(px-12,py+14,px-5,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
  set(px-5,py-6,8,1,290,450,"circle",image)'top loop
  'set(px-5,py+6,10,1,270,430,"circle",image)'base loop
  set(px-12,py+2,px-2,py+2,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
  set(px-8-1+3,py+1,px+12-8-1,py+16+1-2,.0,.0,"line",image)'slope
  spaces(24,24)
Case "r"
  set(px-4,py+4,10,1,30,130,"circle",image)
 set(px-12,py-8,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(24,24)
Case "S"
 set(px-2,py-7,8,1,20,240,"circle",image)'curve top
 set(px-2,py+6,8,1,200,500,"circle",image)'curve
 'set(px-9,py-1,px+6,py-1,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(26,26)
Case "s"
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,40,140,"circle",image)'top
 set(px-1,py-4,10,1,180,240,"circle",image)'topslant
 set(px-6,py+14,10,1,20,100,"circle",image)'baseslant
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,220,325,"circle",image)'base
 'set(px-12,py-4,px+2,py+12,.0,.0,"line",image)
 'set(px+6,py-8,px+6,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(26,26)
Case "T"
 set(px,py-12,px,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-16,py-12-2,px+16,py-12-2,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(34,34)
Case "t"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+10,.0,.0,"line",image)'edge
 set(px-12,py-4,px-2,py-4,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,210,320,"circle",image)
 spaces (24,24)
Case "U"
 set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+8,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px+12,py-16,px+12,py+8,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px,py,14,1,205,335,"circle",image)
 'set(px-12,py,px+12,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'middle
 spaces(33,33)
Case "u"
 set(px-4,py+4,10,1,210,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+6,py-6,px+6,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py-6,px-12,py+10,.0,.0,"line",image)'left edge
 spaces(26,26)
Case "V"
 set(px,py+16,px-12,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px,py+16,px+12,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 'set(px-8,py+3,px+8,py+3,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(32,32)'36
            Case "v"
  set(px-12,py-6,px-4,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'left
  set(px-4,py+16,px+4,py-6,.0,.0,"line",image)
  spaces(24,24)
            Case "W"
   set(px-12,py-16,px-8,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert left
 set(px+12,py-16,px+8,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
 set(px-8,py+16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'left arm
 set(px+8,py+16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'right arm
 spaces(32,32)
            Case "w"
                    set(px-14,py-6,px-8,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert left
                    set(px+8,py+16,px+12,py-6,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert right
                    set(px-8,py+16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'left arm
 set(px+8,py+16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)'right arm
                    spaces(33,33)
        Case "X"
            set(px-12,py-16,px+12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px+12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(32,32)
        Case "x"
            set(px-12,py-6,px+2,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px+2,py-6,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(22,22)
        Case "Y"
            set(px-12,py-16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px+12,py-16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px,py,px,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(32,32)
        Case "y"
               set(px-4,py+4,8,1,180,380,"circle",image)'top
 set(px+4,py-6,px+4,py+20,.0,.0,"line",image)'right
 set(px-6,py+17,10,1,230,345,"circle",image)'base
 set(px-12,py-6,px-12,py+4,.0,.0,"line",image)'left
 spaces(24,24)
Case "Z"
 set(px-12,py-14,px+12,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 set(px-12,py+14,px+12,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px+10,py-14,px-10,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'slope
 spaces(30,30)
Case "z"
 set(px-16,py-4,px+2,py-4,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
 set(px-16,py+14,px+2,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
 set(px+1,py-5,px-14,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)'slope
 spaces(20,20)
           
 '************************************************                 
Case ","
 set(px-12,py+12,px-18,py+20,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py+12,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(10,10)

 Case"£"
 set(px-5,py-5,8,1,40,220,"circle",image)'top
 set(px-19-5-5,py+10-5,18,1,320,390,"circle",image)
 set(px-16,py+16,px+8,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'base
 set(px-16,py+2,px,py+2,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(28,28)
Case "$"
  set(px-2,py-7,8,1,20,240,"circle",image)'curve top
 set(px-2,py+6,8,1,200,495,"circle",image)'curve
 set(px-2,py-17,px-2,py+17,.0,.0,"line",image)
 'set(px-9,py-1,px+6,py-1,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(26,26)
Case "%"
 set(px-10,py-10,6,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+10,py+10,6,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 set(px+8,py-8,px-8,py+8,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(33,33)
Case "^"
 set(px-14,py,px-7,py-16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-7,py-16,px,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(20,20)
 Case"&"
 set(px-2,py-7,8,1,70,220,"circle",image)'curve top
 set(px-2,py+6,8,1,110,415,"circle",image)'curve
 set(px-4-4-2,py-8,px+12-4,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
 'set(px-9,py-1,px+6,py-1,.0,.0,"line",image)
 spaces(28,28)
Case "*"
 set(px-12,py-6-8,px+2,py+16-8,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px+2,py-6-8,px-12,py+16-8,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px-16,py-3,px+6,py-3,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(24,24)
        Case "("
            set(px+22,py,38,1,150,210,"circle",image)
            spaces(12,12)
        Case ")"
       set(px-22-16-6,py,38,1,330,390,"circle",image)
            spaces(12,12)
        Case "-"
            set(px-16,py,px+8,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(26,26)
        Case "_"
            set(px-16,py+16,px+16,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(34,34)
            Case "+"
            set(px-16,py,px+8,py,.0,.0,"line",image)
            set(px-4,py+12,px-4,py-12,.0,.0,"line",image)
            spaces(26,26)
        Case "="
        set(px-16,py-4,px+8,py-4,.0,.0,"line",image)
        set(px-16,py+4,px+8,py+4,.0,.0,"line",image)
        spaces(26,26)
    Case "!"
        set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+6,.0,.0,"line",image)
        set(px-12,py+12,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
        spaces(10,10)
    Case "¬"
    set(px-16,py+4,px+8,py+4,.0,.0,"line",image)
    set(px+6,py+4,px+6,py+12,.0,.0,"line",image)
    spaces(26,26)
Case "`"
    set(px-16,py-16,px-12,py-12,.0,.0,"line",image)
    spaces(8,8)
Case ";"
    set(px-12,py-4,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)'top
  set(px-12,py+12,px-18,py+20,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py+12,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(10,10)
Case ":"
   set(px-12,py-4,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)'top
  'set(px-12,py+12,px-18,py+20,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py+12,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(10,10)
Case "@"
 set(px,py,14,1,0,290,"circle",image)
 set(px+6,py,7,1,100,365,"circle",image)
 spaces(36,36)
Case "'"
 set(px-12,py-12,px-18,py-4,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py-12,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(10,10)
Case "#"
 set(px-16,py-4,px+8,py-4,.0,.0,"line",image)
set(px-16,py+4,px+8,py+4,.0,.0,"line",image)
set(px-8,py-12,px-8,py+12,.0,.0,"line",image)
set(px,py-12,px,py+12,.0,.0,"line",image)
        spaces(26,26)
    Case "~"
  set(px-8,py+16,14,1,60,120,"circle",image)
  set(px+4,py-8,14,1,240,300,"circle",image)
  spaces(30,30)
Case "/"
  set(px+14,py-16,px-14,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
  spaces(34,34)
Case ""
  set(px-14,py-16,px+14,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)
  spaces(34,34)
Case "["
  set(px-12,py-16,px-12,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
  set(px-12,py-14,px-4,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  set(px-12,py+14,px-4,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)
  spaces(14,14)
Case "]"
  set(px-4,py-16,px-4,py+16,.0,.0,"line",image)'vert
  set(px-4,py-14,px-12,py-14,.0,.0,"line",image)'top
  set(px-12,py+14,px-4,py+14,.0,.0,"line",image)
  spaces(16,16)
Case "{"
  set(px+12,py-8,28,1,160,200,"circle",image)
  set(px+12,py+8,28,1,160,200,"circle",image)
            spaces(8,8)
Case "}"
  set(px-12-16-6,py-8,28,1,340,380,"circle",image)
  set(px-12-16-6,py+8,28,1,340,380,"circle",image)
            spaces(14,14)
Case "<"
    set(px-16,py,px+4,py-12,.0,.0,"line",image)
    set(px-16,py,px+4,py+12,.0,.0,"line",image)
    spaces(24,24)
Case ">"
    set(px+4,py,px-16,py-12,.0,.0,"line",image)
    set(px+4,py,px-16,py+12,.0,.0,"line",image)
    spaces(24,24)
Case "?"
     set(px-5,py-6,8,1,280,490,"circle",image)'top loop
     set(px-4,py,px-4,py+8,.0,.0,"line",image)
     set(px-4,py+15,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
     spaces(24,24)
     Case """"
  set(px-12,py-16,px-18,py-8,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-12,py-16,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 
 set(px-4,py-16,px-10,py-8,.0,.0,"line",image)
 set(px-4,py-16,1,1,360,360,"circle",image)
 spaces(16,16) 
  Case Else
    Draw String(px,py),"?",c
    spaces(24,24)
    End Select
    Next n
End Sub
'************************* END OF PAINTSTRING ******************************
'***************************************************************************
'***************************************************************************

'THE FOLLOWING CODE IS FOR THE EXAMPLES
'EXAMPLE  SUB -- WRITE TO AN IMAGE
    Sub make_draw_image
        Dim x As Integer =900
        Dim y As Integer =600
        Dim im As Any Pointer
screenres x,y,32
'exit sub
im=imagecreate(5*x,y)
Paint (0,0),rgb(133,70,9)
paintstring(255,100,"Please wait",1,rgb(0,200,0))
paintstring(0,400,"LOADING : ",1,rgb(100,130,250))
'*** MAKE A SKY LIKE BACKGROUND
        Dim As Integer r,b,g,r1,b1,g1,r2,b2,g2',x2
    x=4500
    r1=99
    g1=127
    b1=192
    r2=170
    g2=201
    b2=241
    For row As Double=0 To y Step .5
        r=(r2-r1)*row/y+r1
        b=(b2-b1)*row/y+b1
        g=(g2-g1)*row/y+g1
        Line im,(0,row)-(x,row),rgb(r,g,b)
    Next row
    '**********************************
    'MAKE A SLOPE AND SOME TREES
   
    Dim As Double valpv,valpg,valrr,g0
    #macro pv(x)
   valpv= 450-7.1e-2*x+2.5e-5*x^2
    #endmacro
    #macro pg(x)
    valpg=-7.1e-2+2*2.5e-5*x
    #endmacro
    #macro rr(l,u)
    valrr = Rnd * (u - l) + l
    #endmacro
    'THE SLOPE TO IMAGE
    For n As Double=0 To 4640 Step .5
    pv(n)
    pg(n)
    g0=-50*valpg
    Line im,(n,y)-(n,valpv),rgb(0,149-g0,0)
Next n
'THE TREES TO IMAGE
 For m As Double=0 To 150 Step 10
     paintstring(next_x,next_y,"-",1,rgb(255,0,0))
    Randomize m
    rr(3,9)
For n As Double=125 To 4640 Step valrr
    Randomize n^2
    Dim As Double l,k,pivx,pivy,pivz,g0,shader
    Dim As Uinteger treecol
    rr(2,11)
    l=valrr
    rr(1,5)
    k=valrr
    pivx=n
    pv(n)
    pivy=valpv+k+m
    pivz=0
        pg(n)
        g0=-50*valpg
        rr(-2,2)
        Line im,(pivx,pivy)-(pivx+valrr,pivy+8),rgb(144-g0,35-g0,37)
        rr(1,40)
        Dim cc As Double=valrr
    For a As Double=90 To 450 Step 7
        Randomize a
        rr(2,4)
        shader=-valrr
       r=20+shader+cc
       g=130-g0+shader:If g>40 Then g=g-40
       b=20+shader:If b>20 Then b=b-20
       treecol=rgb(r,g,b)
        For a2 As Double=0 To l Step .3
           If a>270 Then shader=-shader
           treecol=rgb(r,g-a2*shader,b)
rotate(pivx,pivy,pivx-a2,pivy,pivx-1,pivy,.0,.0,a,1,1,treecol,1,"line",im)
Next a2
        Next a
    Next n
    Next m
    'DRAW CHARACTERS TO IMAGE
   
        Dim sz As Double=1.94 'character size
        'to add some dimension to the characters
        'where t = thickness,
For t As Double=1.2 To .1 Step -.1
    Dim cc As Double=90*t
paintstring(0,200,"Will Scarlet, ",sz,rgb(200-cc,0,0),,,t,im)
'Use continue x and y to change colours for each name
paintstring(next_x,next_y,"Little John, ",sz,rgb(0,0,200-cc),,,t,im)
paintstring(next_x,next_y,"Friar Tuck, ",sz,rgb(200-cc,200-cc,200-cc),,,t,im)
paintstring(next_x,next_y,"Maid Marion, ",sz,rgb(250-cc,180-cc,200-cc),,,t,im)
paintstring(next_x,next_y,"Robin Hood ",sz,rgb(0,150-cc,0),,,t,im)
paintstring(next_x,next_y,"and ",sz,rgb(130-cc,130-cc,130-cc),,,t,im)
paintstring(next_x,next_y,"Gamble Gold.|",sz,rgb(200-cc,200-cc,130-cc),,,t,im)
Next t
'RUN IMAGE
Dim As Integer z1,z2
For z1=0 To -3740 Step -1
 Put (z1,z2),im,Pset
Next z1
paintstring(50,next_y+100,"press a key to move on",1,rgb(0,100,0))
Sleep
imagedestroy(im)
End Sub

'EXAMPLE SUB -- USAGE OF PAINTSTRING
Sub usage
    screenres 1000,600,32
 paintstring(10,20,"Thank you for trying paintstring.",1,RGB(255,254,253))
 Dim As String s
 s="A bit like Draw String, with parameters.|"
 paintstring(10,90,s,.8,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="There are 9 parameters as follows:|Parameter 1 - start x position|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="Parameter 2 - start y position|Parameter 3 - The string to paint|Parameter 4 - Size|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="Parameter 5 - Colour (RGB form)|Parameter 6 - Angle of text from horizontal|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="Parameter 7 - Character angle from horizontal|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="Parameter 8 - Tweak the thickness to suit|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="Parameter 9 - Write to an image|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,254,253))
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y+10,s,.7,rgb(155,0,0))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '________________________________SIZES
 s="This starts at position 0,0|Size = 1|"
 paintstring(0,0,s,1,rgb(0,155,0))
 s="The characters available are from a British|keyboard|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(0,155,0))
 s="All the characters are available except the pipe|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(155,0,0))
 s="The pipe is used for a new line.|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(155,0,0))
 s="ANGLES:|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(155,0,0))
 s="Line angle=-15, character angle=-15, size=.7"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(155,0,0),-15,-15)
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(0,next_y,s,.7,rgb(155,100,100))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '___________________________________THIRTY DEGREES
 s="LINE MINUS THIRTY DEGREES |  CHARACTER ZERO DEGREES|   SIZE ONE|"
 paintstring(0,0,s,1,rgb(155,200,0),-30,0)
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(0,550,s,1,rgb(0,0,155))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '__________________________________NUMBERS
 s="Size = .5 (about the smallest for paintstring)|"
 paintstring(10,10,s,.5,rgb(155,0,200))
 s="Size = .75|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.75,rgb(155,0,200))
 s="Size = 1.5|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,1.5,rgb(155,0,200))
 s="Size = 2|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,2,rgb(155,0,200))
 s="Size = 3|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,3,rgb(155,0,200))
 s="Size = 3.1|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,3.1,rgb(155,0,200))
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(10,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 Cls
 s="Some numbers:|"
 paintstring(10,10,s,.6,rgb(155,0,0))
 s=""
 For x As Double=-1 To 9
     s=s+"SQR("+Str$(x)+") = "+Str$(Sqr(x))+"|"
     paintstring(10,50,s,.7,rgb(254,254,254))
 Next x
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(10,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '_____________________________________IMAGE
 s="Now put characters to an image.|The characters load quickly|but I have some background|"
 paintstring(10,50,s,.7,rgb(254,254,254))
 s="So please be patient while everything loads.|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(254,254,254))
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(10,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 Cls
 make_draw_image
 Cls
 '___________________________________________TIPS
 s="The character sizes are independent of|screen resolutions. Size 1 is always|32*32 pixels.|"
 paintstring(10,10,s,.7,rgb(253,185,11),,,1)
 s="The shared doubles next_x and next_y|will position the next paintstring call|logically.|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(253,18,111),,,1)
 s="The rotate sub with the shared array|np(1 to 4) can stand alone.|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(253,185,211),,,1)
 s="Don't use pure brilliant white.|It is used as a primer in the painting|macro.|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(253,185,11),,,1)
 s="Reduce it a digit or two|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(253,185,11),,,1)
 s="e.g. RGB(255,255,254)|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(255,255,254),,,1)
 s="NOW INCORPORATE A BIT OF MOTION :-"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.7,rgb(253,0,211),,,1)
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(10,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 '______________________________EARTH,AIR,FIRE,WATER
 Dim As Uinteger col,count
 For n As Double =.6 To 2.2 Step .005
     count=count+1
     If count Mod 2=0 Then
         col=rgb(255,0,0)
     Else
         col=rgb(255,255-100*n,0)
         End If
     screenlock
     Cls
     paintstring(100*n-50,100*n+50,"Fire Burns|",n,col,10*n,10*n)
     paintstring(next_x,next_y,"Earth Turns|",.8*n,rgb(154,90,8),10*n,10*n)
     paintstring(next_x-80*(n-.6),next_y+30*(n-.6),"Water Flows|",.7*n,rgb(130,160,250),10*n,-10*n/10)
     paintstring(next_x+80*(n-.6),next_y-30*(n-.6),"Wind Blows|",.6*n,rgba(200,200,200,50),10*n,300*n/10)
     screenunlock
     Sleep 1,1
     Next n
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(400,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '_______________________________________SHIFT
 Dim As Double sx=32,sy=0,stx=100,sty=50,svx,hvx,ivx,fvx,tvx,svy,hvy,ivy,fvy,tvy
 For a As Double=0 To 360 Step .5
    svx=3.333333333333334*a-9.259259259259261e-003*a*a'ok
    svy=-0.1114551083591331*a+3.095975232198143e-004*a*a'ok
    hvx=-1.168831168831169*a+3.246753246753247e-003*a*a'ok
    hvy=-1.111111111111111*a+3.08641975308642e-003*a*a'oh
    ivx=4.800000000000001*a-1.333333333333334e-002*a*a'ok
    ivy=2.408026755852843*a-6.688963210702342e-003*a*a'ok
    fvx=0.2*a -5.555555555555557e-004*a*a'ok
    fvy=-0.5555555555555556*a+1.54320987654321e-003*a*a'ok
    tvx= -3.636363636363638*a+1.010101010101011e-002*a*a'redo
    tvy= (-5.14285714285715*a+1.42857142857143e-002*a*a)/10'ok
   
     screenlock
     Cls
 paintstring(stx+a+svx,sty+sy+a+svy,"S",1,rgb(255,254,255),0,2*a)
 paintstring(stx+sx+a+hvx,sty+sy+a+hvy,"H",1,rgb(255,254,255),0,8*a)
 paintstring(stx+2*sx+a+ivx,sty+sy+a+ivy,"I",1,rgb(255,254,255),0,30*a)
 paintstring(stx+3*sx+a+fvx,sty+sy+a+fvy,"F",1,rgb(255,254,255),0,-6*a)
 paintstring(stx+4*sx+a+tvx,sty+sy+a+tvy,"T",1,rgb(255,254,255),0,-20*a)
 screenunlock
 Sleep 1,1
 If a=0 Then
   paintstring(300,50,"Translaion?",.7,rgb(200,200,100))   
     Sleep 1000
     End If
 Next a
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(400,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '__________________________________CHRISTMAS
Paint(0,0),rgb(0,207,255)
 For n As Double=.9 To 1 Step .01
     If n<1 Then
         col=rgb(255,254,254)
     Else
         col=rgb(255,0,0)
     End If
     If n<=.902 Then col=rgb(0,0,0)
     paintstring(20+50*n,50+50*n,"MERRY CHRISTMAS|",1.5,col,,n)
     paintstring(50+50*n,150+50*n,"(In a couple of weeks)",.9,col,,n)
 Next n
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(400,580,s,.5,rgb(155,200,255))
 Sleep
 '______________________________________DIMENSION
 s="Add some|DIMENSION|to the letters"
 Dim num As Integer
 num=190
 Paint (0,0),rgb(240,240,240)
 For n As Double=1.3 To 0 Step -.1
 paintstring(20,20,s,2,rgb(255-num*n,254-num*n,253-num*n),,,n)
 Next n
 s="Press a key to continue|"
 paintstring(10,580,s,.5,rgb(0,0,0))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '______________________________________APPENDIX
 s="APPENDIX:|"
 paintstring(0,0,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="To add a character: use a 32*32 grid with centre|px=0,py=0|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="use the set macro with another selected case|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="Put left edge of character to left of grid|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="Plot the line-ends and circle-centres + radius|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="Go to case D, uncomment the rotate call|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="Adjust spaces(*,*) to butt against the line|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.6,rgb(255,255,254))
 s="Thank you for running this code!|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y+50,s,.75,rgb(255,255,154))
 s="Well I didn't include a get out option|Ha Ha|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.75,rgb(255,255,154))
 s="Hope you found it entertaining|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.75,rgb(255,255,154))
 s="AND UTTERLY USELESS|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.75,rgb(155,255,254))
 s="Press a key to move on|"
 paintstring(next_x,next_y,s,.5,rgb(255,254,253))
 Sleep
 Cls
 '________________________________________GOODBYE
 Paint(0,0),rgb(153,80,245)
 s="GOODBYE"
 For n As Double=1.3 To 0 Step -.1
 paintstring(20,100,s,2,rgb(0,254-num*n,253-num*n),,-5,n)
 Next n
 s="Good luck!|"
 For n As Double=1.3 To 0 Step -.1
 paintstring(20,300,s,2,rgb(255-num*n,254-num*n,0),,5,n)
 Next n
 s="Press a key to end|"
 paintstring(10,580,s,.5,rgb(0,0,0))
 Sleep
 Cls
End Sub
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