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Subject: Re: RE: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for translators)

Re: RE: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for translators)

From: Yoshihisa Uchida <y_uchida-lj_at_infoseek.jp>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:37:32 +0900

Hi,

When the new font was used, the problems that I had enumerated was cleared.

The correction that the size of Rockbox firmware grows is not hoped for.
You might make the tool that changes the glyph of the characters not to be displayed at the blank.

> -----Original Message-----
> send: "unifoundry_at_unifoundry.com" <unifoundry_at_unifoundry.com>
> receive: "Rockbox development" <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
> CC: "Yoshihisa Uchida" <y_uchida-lj_at_infoseek.jp>
> date: 09/04/28 03:25
> subject: RE: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for translators)
>
>
> Yoshihisa,
>
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Re: Re: Unifont (was: Re: Help improve Rockbox - call for
> > translators)
> > From: "Yoshihisa Uchida" <y_uchida-lj_at_infoseek.jp>
> > Date: Mon, April 27, 2009 12:43 am
> > To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > In current version GNU Unifont, there are the following problems.
> > (1) Space (U+0020, U+00a0, etc), TAB is not displayed by the blank.
> > These displayed as [SP], [NBSP], [HT].
> >
> > Therefore, the menu and the title, etc. are very hard to read.
>
> I forgot to run the "unmask" utility on them to remove space
> graphics--sorry! I also removed the glyphs for U+0000 through U+001F
> (lower control character range) and U+007F through U+009F (Delete and
> the upper control character range). The new files are at:
>
> http://unifoundry.com/unifont-rockbox-20080907-1.bdf.gz
>
> and
>
> http://unifoundry.com/unifont-rockbox-20080907-1.hex.gz
>
> > (2) Because Rockbox doesn't support the combination of the characters, the glyph change of character of combining diacritical > marks are not significant.
> >
> > When the characters changed by GNU Unifont 20080820 -> 20080827 was checked, the correction of combining diacritical
> > marks and space like characters was most.
> >
> > Thus, I think that I need not change 16-GNU-Unifont.bdf (this is based on
> > GNU Unifont 20080820).
> >
> > Yours,
> >
> > Yoshihisa Uchida
>
> The font will continue to evolve. As it does, I'd like to automatically
> generate new versions for Rockbox. Thus I'd appreciate it if you could
> try to use this latest version. Once it is known to be okay, future
> versions will be trivial to prepare for Rockbox.
>
> On Linux/Unix systems, the control character glyphs were not displayed
> by application software. Obviously they are in Rockbox, so I'll remove
> them from future versions for Rockbox.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> Paul Hardy
>
>

Yoshihisa Uchida
Received on 2009-04-28


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