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Nandu Talwalkar
2004-12-10, 10:54
This a big improvement for the clock function, Bob. Thanks.

To my eyes, the best clock font to date might be the old SliMP3 double-height font. Any chance of creating a font that is a little thicker than the double-height font but with similar character appearance, height, width and spacing? I understand that it will be a serious display pig but that should be ok in the clock context.

Or please point me to instructions on how a Squeezebox font file should be formatted and a suitable drawing program. Paint isn't doing the trick...

Thanks again.
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Stephen,

I just dug up and posted an earlier effort (which somehow
never got copied to my Slim\Graphics folder) called thickhuge-caps.
It is a display pig (fits less info than anything I've cooked up
to date), but I think it's even better than thinhuge-mixcaps
for readability. If it works well for your wife, let me know,
and I'll edit up a staggered "-mixcaps" version. (And if not,
well, I'm glad the thin version was of help!) :)

http://mylefteye.com/sbgfonts/thickhuge-caps.2.font.bmp

regards,
-bob

bobv
2004-12-10, 13:25
Nandu Talwalkar wrote:
> This a big improvement for the clock function, Bob. Thanks.

No prob.

> To my eyes, the best clock font to date might be the old
> SliMP3 double-height font. Any chance of creating a font
> that is a little thicker than the double-height font but
> with similar character appearance, height, width and
> spacing?

I never had an original SliMP3, but if you can send me
(bobv-at-earthling-dot-net) a screenshot or digital photo,
I'd be willing to take a crack at it.

The format is basically an N x 17 1-bit (mono) bitmap,
with the 17th row used to delineate individual characters.
Photoshop does fine with these files, as does photo-brush
(cheap and good) from mediachance.com. Anything that lets
you zoom 800% should be fine. :)

-bob