Logos 4.0a - New default font

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Andrew Nugteren | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:05 PM

Just downloaded the 4.0a update.  Very much dislike the new default font - too defined and sore on the eyes.  Please allow us to use the font we have been using, which renders beautifully and easy to read.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:14 PM

I guess I don't have much preference. Don't know what fonts have/are being used, but you have control over them. Program Settings will let you choose whatever font you want as your default font.

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Andrew Nugteren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:21 PM

I appreciate that we can change the default font, but the problem is that Logos has altogether removed the font which used to be the default font - so it doesn't seem like it is possible to manually revert to the former font.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:30 PM

Do you know what font that was?

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Andrew Nugteren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:38 PM

According to this thread, it was/is Athelas.

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:44 PM
Bob Pritchett Replied: Dec 16, 2009 1:31 AM We started with an unhinted version of the font, which rendered through WPF with soft fuzzy edges that some people love and some people hate. Recently the hinting was completed on the font, and we switched to it. Some love, some hate... So I'm going to look at offering both, and letting users choose, in an upcoming release.

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Alex Scott | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:47 PM

Andrew Nugteren:
According to this thread, it was/is Athelas.

Ouch!!!  I see what you mean now.  That is REALLY hard on the eyes on my screen.  It's like a glare or something - like it's too bright or something.  You can really see the difference in Rosie Perera's comparison post over there.

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Fred Greco | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:48 PM

It is the manner in which the font is displayed, not a different font, apparently.

See

http://community.logos.com/forums/t/5810.aspx

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 7:49 PM

Boy this is surely subjective from what I gather on the other thread. I guess it would be nice to have the old default style available for those who preferred it. Screen resolution and differences in our eyesight are playing a role. I'd support letting those like you who like the old font having it as an option.

Edit: Looks like what other said as I was typing and fooling with fonts means you can't get the font back because you have it?? HMM.

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Andrew Nugteren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 9:12 PM

In the light of Bob's earlier comment, I am hoping he didn't overlook to allow us to choose between the renderings, but that this can be addressed quickly.

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Scott K | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 22 2009 10:07 PM

+1 on preference to use the rendering as offered in 4.0.    A choice, if possible, would also be welcome.

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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 23 2009 3:54 AM

There are a number of exhaustive threads about this already - some launched by myself as I was unhappy with the appearance of the font. It's all about the updated font being "unhinted" as opposed to "hinted" (I had to check Wikipedia).

Latest is that a future update might offer us both versions, hinted (softer appearance) or unhinted (Sharper appearance).

Check http://community.logos.com/forums/t/5810.aspx

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David Saylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 23 2009 4:17 AM

I found a font on my machine that I really like, called Georgia.  Since I tried that I am very happy.  It is very sharp and easy to read (I have bad eyesight).

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 23 2009 5:04 AM

Andrew Nugteren:

According to this thread, it was/is Athelas.

It's also known as Kingsfoil Geeked

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GS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 23 2009 5:36 AM

The real question is: why doesn't changing the default font change the font in ALL windows?  It seems silly to be able to change the font only for resources.  The same is true of the new background colors ... why only the resource panels?

Gregg

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 23 2009 8:20 AM

Ben:

Andrew Nugteren:

According to this thread, it was/is Athelas.

It's also known as Kingsfoil Geeked

Thanks Ben. 

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