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Phillip Kerman
2004-11-21, 17:42
For sure.... I think we're on the same wavelength. I would think if someone
purchased the new display JUST for super-distant reading, they might be
upset at first. The TtfToSbg app is very handy indeed.

The next thing you all might want to add is kerning.

Thanks,
Phillip


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Sean Adams
> Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 3:58 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Old screen vs. New screen
>
>
> Phillip,
>
> Everyone's eyesight is a bit different - I agree that "light but big
> characters" could be easier to read for some, as opposed to
> "large and
> bold".
>
> Fortunately, Squeezebox fonts are easily changed..
>
> And definitely, yes, we can control the brightness
> arbitrarily with the
> new display - even down to very low levels. The server only exposes
> four brightness levels now, but this could be changed.
>
> Sean
>
>
> On Nov 21, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Phillip Kerman wrote:
>
> >>> Is it a lot more legible from a distance?
> >
> >
> > In fact, I'd argue it's less legible from a distance using
> the default
> > huge
> > font. Too fat--like bold font. If you replace the
> default, then yes,
> > I'd
> > say it can be way more legible. Also, some of the "ascii art"
> > versions of
> > certain characters were very difficult to figure out in the old
> > display.
> >
> > I think it's also brighter--and has more levels at low
> brightness... in
> > general, I can't imagine going back.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Phillip
> >
> >