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chrisgeary
2005-07-02, 07:15
hi, is it possible to have the second line of the display where the artist, title etc not to be bold?

cheers

Chris

mherger
2005-07-02, 11:59
> hi, is it possible to have the second line of the display where the
> artist, title etc not to be bold?

Press the "size" button on the remote.

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mkozlows
2005-07-02, 14:54
The size button will make it smaller, but it won't make it a lighter font. Are any alternate fonts available for the SB2?

chrisgeary
2005-07-03, 06:08
yes, as mkozlows said, its a lighter font, like on the top line that I am after. is it possible?

chrisgeary
2005-07-04, 13:35
anyone? :)

mherger
2005-07-04, 13:50
> anyone? :)

Google is your friend:

http://mylefteye.com/sbgfonts/


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kdf
2005-07-04, 15:11
Quoting Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net>:

> > anyone? :)
>
> Google is your friend:
>
> http://mylefteye.com/sbgfonts/

That's only good for the older displays on SBG.
SB2 uses a different resolution, thus will not accept these older fonts.
For now, the built-ins are all there is.

-k

mherger
2005-07-04, 22:46
> > http://mylefteye.com/sbgfonts/
>
> That's only good for the older displays on SBG.
> SB2 uses a different resolution, thus will not accept these older
> fonts. For now, the built-ins are all there is.

Ooops... didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

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chrisgeary
2005-07-05, 10:37
ah ok, thanks all.

Chris

mkozlows
2005-07-05, 16:47
File this under "ask and ye shall receive." I've created a condensed font for the default SB2 "standard" font size. It's based on Gill Sans Condensed with a few tweaks here and there. It looks substantially more attractive to me and fits more characters on the screen without compromising legibility. A screenshot of SoftSqueeze using this font:

http://klio.org/pictures/slimserver/screenshot.jpg

You can download it at:

http://klio.org/pictures/slimserver/modified-standard.2.font.bmp

Just copy it to the graphics directory of your SlimServer installation, making sure to rename it to "standard.2.font.bmp", and then restart SlimServer.

I think I've done everything properly -- I've got all the accented characters in, I've made sure the numbers are all the same width (as the clock otherwise shifts position as seconds tick off), and it generally looks okay for me. I'm a bit worried that the accented capitals are too high, but I don't have any files that have accented capitals, so am not worrying about it for the moment. Download it and let me know if anything looks off with it.

radish
2005-07-05, 18:17
Just installed the new font - nice work! Looks really good and gets much more on the display. The only (slight) issue is that some of the numbers seem a little off w.r.t horizontal aligment - e.g. if I have "21" the gap between the 2 and 1 is huge.

Not a big deal though - this font should be in the standard package!

bossanova808
2005-07-05, 23:36
Just tried it. Looks nice, no obvious problems but I have to say I find it much harder to read from my couch than the default font. Would work for me if there was less of a gap but we've got about 4m between the couch and the Sb here.

chrisgeary
2005-07-30, 03:12
I've just caught up with this thread.. thank you so much mkozlows for creating that! i use the light font for normal operation and standard for standby mode. can i use what you have done for light mode, ie. retain the smaller font size?

thx again

Chris