[Etoys] Font size

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Oct 14 07:38:06 EDT 2006

Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:

> Von: Walter Bender <walter at media.mit.edu>
> Datum: 14. Oktober 2006 11:25:11 MESZ
> An: community-news at laptop.org
> Betreff: [Community-news] OLPC News (2006-10-14)
> 4. Display: The new dual-mode panels—with double the reflectance—were
> hand-carried back by Mary Lou were installed successfully into the
> motherboard-daughter card test-sets at OLPC. With work by Jim  
> Gettys and
> Walter Bender, preliminary optimal font size tests were started.  A  
> 9-point
> font (25 pixels) seems ideal for readability as a guideline for
> development.

Looks like we pretty much came up with the same estimate. We use  
Accujen18 which is 22 pixels high plus 2 pixels of leading.

We might still want to look around for other free large bitmap fonts.  
In color mode on the actual display, the difference between a bitmap  
font and an antialiased font is negligible. We want to use bitmap  
fonts for speed.

- Bert -

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