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Subject: Re: Fonts and progressbar

Re: Fonts and progressbar

From: Robert Hak <>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:04:19 -0500 (EST)

Okay.. I'm combining two responses that you made Jens:
>>>I cannot switch fonts (*.fnt). Downloaded them all and tried to "play"
>>>some of them - nothing happened. :-/
>> Welcome to our FAQ:
OK, but a simple "(not on Player)" on the fonts page would be enough for
other people not to run into the same problem...

No. It wouldn't be. We would then need to update _all_ pages to reflect
the answers to questions that are already answered in documentation or
FAQs else wear. People will not run into the problem when they take the
time to read the documentation provided. Every project has this problem.

>>BTW: You advise people to make a .rockbox directory and store default
>>settings there. No word about problems there: You cannot create a
>>directory with a leading period using Explorer (I used MS-DOS prompt)

Right, just seen. So you could link to the FAQ from User
Manual/Configuration for this.

Generally I'm very against this. The FAQ is a FAQ for a reason. People
ask the questions alot. If people are too lazy to say 'hey, someone else
may have had this problem, maybe I should check the FAQ', then giving them
a link to it won't help. They won't follow it. (my opinion)

But if you are up for going through the documentation and makine
recommendations as to where links to the FAQ should be added, please feel
free and I will look into it.

>>and with default Rockbox conf the dir doesn't show up...
> It's intentional because it's a config directory, files starting with a
> point are hidden in linux.

I do know that, too, but the configuration pages (fonts, languages, ...)
advise people to go there and "play" configuration files and this is
rather hard when you cannot get into the folder... ;-)

Once again, its only hard if you don't make the effort to read the
documentation provided. I give you credit for figuring it out. Many
others would have just mailed off a question to the list, or asked for
info in IRC w/o doing the worked needed on their own.

I hope this helps a bit. Glad to hear you like Rockbox. Keep up the
suggestions :)


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| Robert E. Hak < > |

"All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery especially
 attracts those who believe in happy endings and fairy god-mothers.
 Perhaps the hundreds of nitty frustrations drive away all but those who
 habitually focus on the end goal. Perhaps it is merely that computers
 are young, or that programmers are younger, and the young are always
 optimists. But however the selection process works, the result is
 indisputable: 'This time it will surely run,' or
 'I just found the last bug.'."
        - Fred Brookes, The Mythical Man-Month
Received on 2003-02-20

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