Major technical update

Hey folks,

it’s been a while since our last update, so I wanted to take a minute to assure you the project is still alive and doing well 🙂
In fact, we’ve just achieved several technical breakthroughs that will allow us to get the most out of the (fairly dated) Yuka engine.

As you may recall, I added support for non Shift-JIS compliant fonts a while back, but that’s peanuts compared to this 😉
The most notable new features (in order of implementation) are these:

– Improved word wrapping algorithm optimized for english text
– Full support for proportional fonts
– Unicode support

Proportional fonts are generally much more pleasant to read than their monospace equivalent and the unicode support allows us to display accented characters like ‘é’, special punctuation marks like em dashes (—) or even icons like this lovely snowflake: ❄

I might write a little explanation of what’s going on underneath if I can find the time.

Until then, take care 🙂
– Atom

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