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Subject: Re: alle: r26008 - trunk/fonts

Re: alle: r26008 - trunk/fonts

From: Alex Parker <parker.alex.e_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 12:10:24 +0200

On 14/05/10 10:05, mailer_at_svn.rockbox.org wrote:
> Date: 2010-05-14 10:05:56 +0200 (Fri, 14 May 2010)
> New Revision: 26008
>
> Log Message:
> 22 pixel high Nimbus-like font, containing only digits and the period; intended for use in FM screen for displaying frequency (FS#11271)
>
> Added:
> trunk/fonts/22-NimbusFM.bdf
>

I'm not sure I think this is a good idea - the font will still appear in
browse fonts, yet won't even be able to render the menus in latin
characters. This sounds like a recipe for confusion. Given the way
font loading works, having no letters won't save any RAM anyway.

I agree that large numerical fonts make sense for some stuff - I have
made 40 and 50 point ones myself for big screen FM targets - I'm just
not sure having them incuded in the font pack is a good idea unless we
have a way of screening them out (or if they have latin letters added).

Thoughts?

Alex
Received on 2010-05-14


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