The Font Engine is composed of:

  • The “Font Engine Core” module which decodes and prints at application runtime the platform-dependent fonts files generated by the “Font Generator.”
  • A “Font Designer” module: a graphical tool which runs within the MicroEJ Workbench used to build and edit MicroUI fonts; it stores fonts in a platform-independent format.
  • A “Font Generator” module, for converting fonts from the platform-independent format into a platform-dependent format.

The three modules are complementary: a MicroUI font must be created and edited with the Font Designer before being integrated as a resource by the Font Generator. Finally the Font Engine Core uses the generated fonts at runtime.

The Font Designer module and Font Generator module options are the direct consequence of the Font Engine Core capacities. You must understand the Font Engine Core capacities in order to correctly use the modules.