FS#4763 - Text viewer not full screen width.

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Saturday, 04 March 2006, 00:25 GMT
Last edited by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Friday, 05 May 2006, 11:58 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Very Low
Priority Immediate
Reported Version
Due in Version Version 3.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The text viewing plugin on H300 seems unaware of the H300's true screen width, so only uses ~12 characters per line.
Try and view /.rockbox/docs/* for example.

Thanks for the great software!
Closed by  Marcoen Hirschberg (marcoen)
Thursday, 11 May 2006, 20:37 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  should be fixed in cvs
Comment by Rick Ennis (somaweary) - Saturday, 04 March 2006, 12:59 GMT
This is also a problem on the ipod video.
Comment by Dan Everton (safetydan) - Friday, 24 March 2006, 12:27 GMT
Is this still a problem? I am unable to reproduce this issue in the simulator.
Comment by Fredrik Öhrn (ohrn) - Friday, 24 March 2006, 13:15 GMT
I did some testing and I can only reproduce the bug when using the font helvR12, any other font and it works OK.
Comment by Frank Dischner (phaedrus961) - Saturday, 25 March 2006, 00:49 GMT
This bug is platform independant and specific to cached proportional fonts (at least helvR12 and unifont, maybe others). It is fixed in my (as yet incomplete) text viewer patch here
Comment by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Friday, 05 May 2006, 11:58 GMT
Frank, any news on this bug/patch ?
Comment by Tom Alsberg (alsbergt) - Saturday, 06 May 2006, 12:05 GMT
This problem is not only on proportional fonts. Specifically, I am using the "unifont" font which seems rather fixed-width to me (I'm using it since this is the only font that supports a wide range of UniCode characters including Hebrew, latin-1, latin-2, and cyrillic, if I'm not mistaken), and the problem is still apparent. (RockBox version CVS-060505, iRiver H340).

If I set Wide View to Yes, the lines are too wide and I have to scroll left and right all the time.
If I set Wide View to No, the lines are too narror - about 12 characters, or half the length of a line that fits in the display of my H340 with the "unifont" font.