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George | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:58 PM

The new font looks worse than the old one.  Any way to change the font?

Running on Android 7.1.1

Thank you.

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Amy Esary | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:01 PM

Thanks for your feedback. We are discussing adding custom fonts. 

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Kevin Perry | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:44 PM

Fantastic update.  Layouts are awesome.

But I too would say I don't prefer the new font. A san-serif option in the mobile app would be wonderful. 

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 4:16 PM

I also prefer the previous font. 

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L.A. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 5:00 PM
Yes, please... Another or the old font. Reading now is really difficult. (android 8, Sony xz1)
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Benjamin Ho | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 8:34 PM

I also would like an option for a sans serif font. Thanks.

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James Fowlie | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:09 PM

 +1

I really strongly prefer the old font. This one lacks the elegance of the previous one.

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Mason Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:32 PM

I'd love custom fonts - but I do like the new font (though it appears I'm the odd man out).

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Michael Farrar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 10:56 PM

I also like the previous font. The new one looks like the old days when I used to load up a plain text book into an mp3 reader. Personally, I don't care much about having multiple fonts to choose from, I just want the old one back. What's that saying... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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ManilaDave | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 12:33 AM

As with most of the posts here I do not like the new font. It is much harder on my eyes, less inviting to read as it looks just like a jumble of text. I've tried maximising the line spacing to try to make it easier on my eyes but found no difference in the spacing. Please, please, please bring back the old font. 

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ManilaDave | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:33 AM

I would just like to add that I'm a senior citizen, my eyes are not what they once were and I have "floaters" in both eyes (vitreous detachment). The effect of the floaters is that it is like looking through glasses with permanent but moving smudges on both lenses. It's an annoying condition that makes reading less comfortable than previously. The new font appears more dense and increases eye strain for me especially as I can't remedy the denseness with line spacing as there is no appreciable difference when I maximise the line spacing. So please return to the old font or provide a choice where the text is less dense. Many of us older "eyes" would appreciate it.

Other than the font I do greatly appreciate the developments. Thanks. 

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Lloyd Farrar | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:46 AM

I agree with the rest, please give us back the original font. I have a great Samsung phone but this current font you chose is not good. I don't really care about custom fonts. If you want to add them great, but first make it a priority to return our previous font to us. Thank You.

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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 6:51 AM

On my tablet the letters that seem to be affected the most are v, y, w, z, d.  They are shorter and don't line up with the other letters.  Also some letters like a, t and r look odd (not wide enough or shorter). This didn't happen with the old font. I took a screenshot to illustrate the problem.


This is with the default font size.  

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Tanner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 11:01 AM

I'm in my 20s with no vision issues, and even I find the new font hard on my eyes, especially in low-light mode.

YouVersion on Android uses a select few Google web fonts as options for reading. That model seems to work fine, even though it could result in additional licensing fees to embed the fonts in the Logos app. But long-term, I think having at least one sans serif, one serif, and one slab-serif font option would be the bare minimum to cater to a wide audience of readers. An easy pick for the Android app is Roboto and Roboto Slab, since Roboto comes pre-installed in a slew of Android devices. There may be better Google web fonts optimized for body text, but those two come to mind first.

I use a Galaxy S8, Galaxy Tab 4, Kindle Fire 10, and iPad Air to access Logos Mobile.

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Matt Zimmerman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 12:12 PM

I also don’t like the new font at all. I’m surprised that FL would do this without letting us choose the font. To single handedly change something critical without asking for user input is what Apple does with ports for example... I hope for a reversion or a font picker setting.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:48 PM

When we refresh our user interface, we change our default resource font. It adds to the sense of newness. Sirba GRK is now the default resource font for Logos 8 on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and the web. We're not going to roll back to Skolar, but we're looking into adding an option for users to chose from a selection of fonts. Skolar would most likely still be on that list.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience to those of you who really liked Skolar. That's for your patience as we look into options to give you better control over your resource font.

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Lloyd Farrar | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 7:00 PM

Phil I have to call you on this one. I have used computer going back to the 11th grade when I had the privilege to work on a portable beast that weighed a ton (joking, perhaps only a half ton). It had an oscilloscope size black & green screen with twin 5 1/4 floppy drives (no hard drive). So I do know a few things about computers (I am also a former systems admin). When you roll-out a product, & I have done many roll-outs, you test it ahead with your consumer. To make a statement that you want a sense of newness is blown away by the fact that this new font is a bust! Own up to the problem, seek God for the solution & get it fixed. Philippians 4:19

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Michael Farrar | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 7:07 PM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
When we refresh our user interface, we change our default resource font. It adds to the sense of newness.

Why? Were there a lot of complaints being given regarding Skolar? Changing a long used font just to "add to the sense of newness" is not a good reason. 

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
but we're looking into adding an option for users to chose from a selection of fonts.

Can you give us a timeline?

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
That's for your patience as we look into options to give you better control over your resource font.

I love Logos, but this new font is killing me. I spend a lot of time reading on my mobile as I am a seminary student at the same time as being a Bible teacher. I need to maximize my time, and that often comes through using the mobile app to read the curriculum I am assigned in my classes. I spend extra just to buy it on logos so that I can have the added functionality that logos provides. But what good is all that functionality if the app makes it painful to read? This weekend I will be traveling 5 hours one way by bus (which is a bumpy ride here in the Philippines); reading was difficult before on the bus, but now I fear it will be impossible for me to read with this new font.

If this font is not changed fast I fear you will lose a lot of customers who can easily buy the same books for less money on Kindle. I will be buying my future books there if this is not changed quickly. Like I said, I love logos... but at the end of the day Logos is a business, and this is a terrible move. 

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 7:21 PM

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
That's for your patience as we look into options to give you better control over your resource font.

Thanks.

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Steven Baxley | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 7:40 PM

I agree with the other comments, the new font is not nearly as readable as the old font.  I have maximized the line-spacing, and it is still much harder to read.  Please do something with this as soon as you can, my iPad IS my Bible in the pulpit.  Thank you!

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