Rockbox

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  • Task Type Patches
  • Category User Interface → Font/charset
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  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Alexander Levin - 2008-04-15
Last edited by Alexander Levin - 2009-06-22

FS#8899 - nimbus19 with wider capitals

This is a version of nimbus19 with some capitals made one pixel wider so that the gap between the legs of, say, H, has the same width as the legs’ thickness. Please try this and decide whether the font looks better that way (=more readable). If yes, we could provide a nimbus19w version of the font with wider capitals. It could be used on DAPs with large screen width.

The letters changed are: A, B, D, G, H, J, O, P, Q, R, U, V, X. That’s it for now.

If the font doesn’t look nice then this task should be abandoned.

Closed by  Alexander Levin
2009-06-22 20:25
Reason for closing:  Wont Fix
Additional comments about closing:  

Since the font doesn't look significantly better with wider glyphs, I close this.

Marcoen Hirschberg commented on 2008-04-18 21:51

some sample screenshots

Alexander Levin commented on 2008-04-19 07:34

Thanks Marcoen! What do you think?

IMHO the two variants are nearly the same. Personally I like the wider versions of O, D, V, and G (especially G!) more. These are all letters with two long enough vertical legs. But wider X is worse than the narrow one. All in all, I think the difference isn’t worth the effort of adjusting of all the many glyphs in the font. So that this task can be closed with the resolution “won’t be fixed”. All above modulo “IMHO” of course :-)

Glenn commented on 2008-04-24 01:54

The newer J looks a bit weird, and the X isn’t in the screenshots, but the other new letters look nice, from what I’m seeing here.

Alexander Levin commented on 2008-04-25 19:44

There is an X: see the last word in the 5th line. And yes, wide J is ugly. But the last two sentences from my last comment still hold.

William Poetra Yoga Hadisoeseno commented on 2008-06-17 10:36

In the new font, the J and i has one pixel spacing, and V and e also has one pixel spacing only. IMO the font would look better if the spacing is uniform.

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