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Phillip Kerman
2004-08-04, 12:38
My main question is whether the fonts get condensed... using kerning.

That way you can fit much more on screen.

In the sample .png that was sent to the list, you can see a big space
between A and Y.
NOW PLA YING

not
NOW PLAYING

Well, not as bad I'm showing.

I assume the softsqueeze tool isn't exactly the same as the device.

Thanks,
Phillip

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 11:43 AM
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> Subject: [slim] SqueezeG large font
>
> Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
>
> > Isn't there kerning with large fonts?
> >
> > Maybe the large fonts are different on the real unit than
> the soft squeeze.
> if you sit 6" away, you will see the pixels. from across the
> room, it looks
> great.
>
>

seanadams
2004-08-04, 12:45
Phillip,

What you see on Softsqueeze is exactly the same pixel data that a
physical squeezebox would show.

Of course, the physical/mechanical properties of the display make it
look different on the VFD, but only in terms of color and dot pitch
etc. The data is the same.

These fonts are just a starting point. There will be lots of fonts and
yes, there is still work to do on things like kerning.

Sean


On Aug 4, 2004, at 12:38 PM, Phillip Kerman wrote:

> My main question is whether the fonts get condensed... using kerning.
>
> That way you can fit much more on screen.
>
> In the sample .png that was sent to the list, you can see a big space
> between A and Y.
> NOW PLA YING
>
> not
> NOW PLAYING
>
> Well, not as bad I'm showing.
>
> I assume the softsqueeze tool isn't exactly the same as the device.
>
> Thanks,
> Phillip
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 11:43 AM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] SqueezeG large font
>>
>> Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
>>
>>> Isn't there kerning with large fonts?
>>>
>>> Maybe the large fonts are different on the real unit than
>> the soft squeeze.
>> if you sit 6" away, you will see the pixels. from across the
>> room, it looks
>> great.
>>
>>

dean
2004-08-04, 13:47
Here's a fuzzy cameraphone photo that compare's the old and new largest
fonts:

http://www.slimdevices.com/photos/screenshot.jpg

In person, the new bitmapped display is A LOT more readable from any
distance.

There is no true kerning right now, but it's certainly something we
could add in a server software upgrade (all the font rendering is done
in Perl, thank you very much...)

And yes, the pixels inside the glass aren't square, so the fonts look a
bit narrower on the physical display than they do in SoftSqueeze.



On Aug 4, 2004, at 12:38 PM, Phillip Kerman wrote:

> My main question is whether the fonts get condensed... using kerning.
>
> That way you can fit much more on screen.
>
> In the sample .png that was sent to the list, you can see a big space
> between A and Y.
> NOW PLA YING
>
> not
> NOW PLAYING
>
> Well, not as bad I'm showing.
>
> I assume the softsqueeze tool isn't exactly the same as the device.
>
> Thanks,
> Phillip
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 11:43 AM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] SqueezeG large font
>>
>> Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:
>>
>>> Isn't there kerning with large fonts?
>>>
>>> Maybe the large fonts are different on the real unit than
>> the soft squeeze.
>> if you sit 6" away, you will see the pixels. from across the
>> room, it looks
>> great.
>>
>>