acahalan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 11:49:47 EDT 2007
Bert Freudenberg writes:
> I wonder if comparative studies have been made with the XO screen?
> My gut feeling is that it is more comparable to paper-based text
> books than CRTs. Now Colbert says gut feeling is all you need,
> but maybe some research is still in order.
Let's do it.
Everybody with an XO can find at least a few kids. We need some images
of text, and a way to display them on all XOs. (B2-1 hardware too,
which normally runs build 406)
We'll need several languages. One of the CJK languages would be
particularly good to have; at one point Tux Paint had to localize
the font size for Japanese if I remember right.
Let's try several fonts. I find DejaVu to be somewhat difficult to
read because of the non-standard shapes. DejaVu appears to be much
worse for the African hooked characters, with defective line widths.
Reading speed and accuracy seem like the right metrics.
Both black-on-white and white-on-black should be tested.
Mono mode in very bright sunlight should be tested.
Consider line-to-line spacing separately.
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