mcgee "at" seussnt.stratus.com
Tue, 02 Jun 1998 20:34:49 +0000
Maybe I didn't explain myself well enough. The system will be in VGA
text mode, so I will have characters to transmit. Unfortunately, RFB
doesn't seem to have a scheme for transmitting characters(does it?),
just pixels. So will I have to translate the characters into a bitmap
and transmit them?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: joel "at" exc.com [SMTP:joel "at" exc.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 1998 3:29 PM
> To: mcgee "at" seussnt.stratus.com
> Cc: vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk
> Subject: Text Mode
> >We are interested in writing a VNC server that would run on a
> >screen. Does the RFB support text mode or do we have to translate the
> >characters into a bit map?
> Seems to me this would basically be an AI project. You'd have to
> decode the bitmap and figure out where the letters are. Could be
> done, and would offer MUCH better performance over low bandwidth, but
> it's not just a matter of tweaking here and there.
> (joel "at" exc.com)