Sam Howard Sam is a developer at IDRsolutions who specialises in font rendering and conversion. He's also enjoyed working with SVG, Java 3D, Java FX and Swing.


21 Stories by Sam Howard

Text Blocks preview in Java 13

This month we are focusing on Java 13 new features you should know about. We’ve already written about what is new in Java 13...
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WOFF 2.0: What is it, why is it coming, and what’s next?

WOFF 2.0 is working its way towards being a standard recommended by the W3C, so it seems like a good time to look at...
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Web fonts: A quick introduction to Wrapper and Glyph formats

I was planning to write about WOFF 2.0 this week, and wanted to link to a previous article I’d written which explains the structure...
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What is Unicode – A Beginners introduction

In the early days of computers, text was stored in a simple way. Usually, one byte was used per character giving you the ability...
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Font Scaling looks wrong on Android? This might be why.

I spend a lot of time working with fonts in our PDF to HTML5 Converter and have found that the setup for rendering fonts...
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