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FS#746 - More than one font

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Tuesday, 14 January 2003, 03:44 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Sunday, 22 June 2008, 12:27 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Font/charset
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


I'm not sure that one font is suitable for everything
in the Recorder. It would be great to be able to use
one font for the WPS, another for the browser, and
perhaps a third for the menu. Is this doable? Note: I
am advocating one font per mode, not more than one font
at any given time.

Gary D. Walborn

This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Sunday, 22 June 2008, 12:27 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by RockBox Rules! (rockbox_rules) - Thursday, 29 September 2005, 21:50 GMT

I agree - And being able to set a different font for viewing of
text files would be handy as well...
Comment by Phil Davies (lazcool) - Wednesday, 08 March 2006, 14:03 GMT
This would be a great feature.

I use a huge font so that the file browser is easily readable whilst driving, but unfortunatly it means i have to suffer a corrupt looking wps screen because the font is so big.

As this feature request was raised >3 years ago, is it hard to do with the current architecture? If not I might have a go at it myself.
Comment by Henry Lawson (HenryLawson) - Monday, 02 April 2007, 06:59 GMT
Yes definitely i third this idea i think it would be great. The majority of fonts used in WPS's are small which in most cases are not appropriate for navigating through folders and artists.

A separate font for the menu and a separate font for the WPS would be AWESOME!
Comment by Shiloh Hawley (gree665) - Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 20:25 GMT
I would also like to see a custom font available for the keyboard (it could be specified in the custom .kbd file). I would be happy with 3 fonts: WPS, menu/browser, and keyboard.
Comment by Chris (pyro43) - Friday, 19 October 2007, 16:31 GMT
I agree too. I just submitted my own comment on the same subject without realizing one had already been made. the small font not only sucks to read it makes your eyes sore after very long. Not to mention they're pretty lame. I used the font convertor to change some fonts from <http://www.1001freefonts.com> and came up with some really cool fonts. The kind of font that makes a regular Ipod look really bad, :-).
Comment by Stephen Whitson (applefive) - Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 17:08 GMT
I deffindently agree! I am trying to totally commit to Rockbox on my Ipod Video (30gb), but this major font problem really gets on my nerves. I am using Sven Schmidt's Crackbox_AA (which looks awesome), but it requires the nimbus-12 font which looks horrioble in the menus. I Wish someone would fix this. I don't know how to program, but it seems like this should not be to hard to do (with all the advance features Rockbox already has).