I think David’s referring to the headless phantomjs script, saving an image out to a .png and loading that in.
Of course, your awesomium project would work as well to render text,
Also, I’ve seen a C++ project to take HTML text markup and create a texture out of it - perhaps that could be converted into a C++TOP.
For interoperability with web-standards- such as being able to use CKEditor to create the text, save it to a database, and have touch render it, it’d be great to have a text-rendering engine based off of html.
It seems like a CEF(chromium embedded framework) TOP would fix a number of issues -
- displaying dynamic web content, and
- displaying formatted html-standard text, if desired.
And while the awesomium project works well for dynamic content, it is a performance hog, and it looks to be a discontinued project at this point - it’s using an old chromium engine.
While a CEF node would be very, very useful ( my personal #1 request) I could see an additional lighter-weight text rendering node be viable. Some options could be .RTF, SVG text in the SVG node, or perhaps just extending the current text node with more markup options.