Bitstream Panorama is a complete text composition and font rendering engine for universal text layout. Featuring high-level APIs to layout, position, substitute and render characters in all international languages – including such complex scripts as Arabic and Indic – Bitstream Panorama is a comprehensive text composition solution for international developers.
Optimized for resource-constrained systems, Bitstream Panorama is an easily integrated component that delivers a line layout solution for consumer electronics devices, mobile handsets, set-top boxes, digital TVs, software applications and embedded systems.
Complex scripts such as Arabic and Indic have unique linguistic rules. Processing these language rules significantly increases the complexity of rendering fonts for these languages. Bitstream Panorama concurrently interprets OpenType rules and relies on its proprietary shaping engine to substitute, position, and connect characters in scripting languages, resulting in a complete text composition solution for our developer-partners worldwide.
Beyond controlling text alignment and letter spacing, Bitstream Panorama also supports text effects such as underline, drop shadow and glow. Support for OpenType font tables enables developers to add automatic character substitution for ligatures, swashes and other professional-level text considerations.
Bitstream Panorama works seamlessly with Font Fusion, Bitstream’s premier font rendering engine. This comprehensive solution integrates composition and font rendering in one compact, easy-to-use product. While Font Fusion enables the rendering of individual characters, Bitstream Panorama enables the composition and rendering of strings of characters in any worldwide language.
Bitstream Panorama is available as platform independent SDK. The Bitstream font solution, based on Font Fusion and Panorama is also available as pre-integrated high-performance plug-in for:
- Symbian OS™ 2nd Edition and 3rd Edition
Bitstream Panorama is object-oriented and written in C and a subset of C++, optimized for small, embedded systems and devices.
It’s small, its fast and it’s from Bitstream, the leader in developing font solutions for embedded systems.
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