Distributable Fonts For High Res Smallscreens?


skeezix

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Anyone have recommendations for ttf fonts for use on pandora?

I'm prototyping use Arial.ttf from Windows but obviously can't distribute that. As last and this week I'm on a time pinch, anyone know somegood similar ones?

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I think Nimbus Sans L is particualrly nice, and should be easy to read on a small screen since the lines aren't super-thin, and letters don't tend to get mushed together.

nimbussansl.png


It usually comes as a part of Ghostscript (GPL)
 

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Oh right, screenshots...
The ones I mentioned last are fonts that are thin but still readable. skeezix wants fonts for small and *high-res* screens, remember, so clearness is the most important thing here...

But most of the fonts I mentioned have different configurations for different needs. E.g. M+:


Anyways, here are some previews of the fonts I posted, in their Light incarnations:

Titillium Maps Light


M+ variant 1C Light


Aller Light
 

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Currently went with Vera.ttf for my menu .. about to post about that too I suppose, but I or someone will have to take a run through various fonts and see what looks good :p

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I've been playing around with changing the default fonts on the Pandora.

Pandora has 2 fonts: DejaVu and Liberation in the location /usr/share/fonts/truetype
You can update DejaVu from https://dejavu-fonts.github.io/
and Liberation from:
https://github.com/liberationfonts/liberation-1.7-fonts
https://releases.pagure.org/liberation-fonts/ (download the one with ttf in the name)

I did this because I was playing around with these "new" unicode characters in ZIMwiki
http://xahlee.info/comp/unicode_index.html

So far it just uses more RAM (loading a bigger font uses more of your valuable RAM) but I've grown accustomed to having some of the checkmark icons available in my Zim.

But now I've discovered: https://www.nerdfonts.com/
And I'm thinking of trying it out, although many glipths won't show clearly due to the small font resolution. I hope the Pyra can bring some change into that. As it has so much unused RAM and a higher screen resolution.
 

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I would be most happy if all fonts (gtk, browser, etc) were Terminus or Consolas, not true type. Like on my ultra-sparc workstation. The best computer ever.
 

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I would be most happy if all fonts (gtk, browser, etc) were Terminus or Consolas, not true type. Like on my ultra-sparc workstation. The best computer ever.
I do not understand you. Microsoft Consolas is released as a TTF and not as a raster font.

You must mean the raster releases:

Yes, bitmapped/raster fonts are much faster displaying and don't have the antialiasing problems that TTF has at low resolutions.

So, on your Pyra, head over to
Bash:
cd /usr/share/consolefonts/

And there are all the raster fonts you can use. Add yours there for systemwide use, or, if you want to keep it personal, then add it to your ~/.fonts/ directory (which you may want to symlink to the SD card).


source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/97469/what-is-the-default-debian-ubuntu-console-tty-font-called
 
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