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Jimmie Van Sant | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 18 2012 3:49 PM

It would be great to have a wider variety of font choices on Android. The current selections are either too large or too small on my Samsung Galaxy 7 tablet. Having a font slider for varied sizing would be the best. Thanks

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Ka | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 18 2012 4:25 PM

I am so for this!!! I felt this was the No. 1 issue, and thought this would be tops on fixes. Since everything about Logos is reading things, I'd think this is more important than any kind of 'styling.' Font size choices are very bad, which is very odd for portable devices. I've been waiting, but now...PLEASE, let there be more options! I'm begging!

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 18 2012 4:51 PM

I need fonts settings option.

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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 19 2012 3:52 PM

Jimmie Van Sant:

It would be great to have a wider variety of font choices on Android. The current selections are either too large or too small on my Samsung Galaxy 7 tablet. Having a font slider for varied sizing would be the best. Thanks

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 19 2012 5:43 PM

I would like a different sans serif or even a sans font choice. The current font is too light with certain characters.

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Richard Lyall | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 27 2012 1:12 PM

Yes

The current serif font is OK but not  great. There is too much width variation within the various glyphs in the font for the screen resolution (HTC One V), meaning that at small sizes it is not that easy to read.

Would be great to have a sans-serif option e.g. the sans-serif font that is used for Bible Word Study etc. Not sure if that is an Android system font or not, but it looks great on my screen.

Thanks
Richard 

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Ed W. Visser | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 28 2012 12:59 PM

Sans serif, please.

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Jason Chamberlain | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 10:35 AM

How about a Greek font with accents? It looks fine when reading a Greek resource, but everywhere else the accents are just boxes. That's more important to me than syncing notes, reading plans, or any other fancy feature. To me, that should be considered core functionality and not just a "nice to have," as it seems to be.

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 1:39 PM

Jimmie Van Sant:

It would be great to have a wider variety of font choices on Android. The current selections are either too large or too small on my Samsung Galaxy 7 tablet. Having a font slider for varied sizing would be the best. Thanks

Jimmie,

A font slider is in the works that will allow for finer font size adjustments.  Thanks!

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Peter Davies | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 9:16 PM

I agree totally with Jason. Getting the Greek accents correct has to be a high priority and it's not enough that it only works when reading a Greek resource. What is the point of looking up a Greek word only to find the lemma provided is missing any letters that are accented. I agree that this should be considered core functionality. Any chance of getting it fixed soon? 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 4:32 AM

Jason Chamberlain:

How about a Greek font with accents? It looks fine when reading a Greek resource, but everywhere else the accents are just boxes. That's more important to me than syncing notes, reading plans, or any other fancy feature. To me, that should be considered core functionality and not just a "nice to have," as it seems to be.

I personally fall in that camp. However, not everyone does and there are thousands of users with the app. Others no doubt think that their pet item is more important than accents on Greek. 

Nevertheless, it is still a good thing to bring it up. That helps Logos figure out what is needed.

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Jason Chamberlain | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 5:37 AM

I certainly understand what you mean about choosing the most important features for them to work on. I also realize that original language study is not what most folks do. However, the mobile devices are touted as being natural extensions of the desktop versions. I bought a Kindle Fire rather than an iPad because I expected to be able to do everything with my Android device that I could do on my iPhone.

My point is that there is a lot more sizzle than steak when it comes to Logos' mobile offerings. I made the mistake of believing the marketing hype. Shame on me for not doing deeper research with this. Now I just hope that they can at least provide what should be basic functionality. I was able to forgive this more easily when we were at 0.9.4. Now that we are at version 1.0 I would have expected this to work.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 6:12 AM

Jason Chamberlain:
Now that we are at version 1.0 I would have expected this to work.
A crucial observation. 

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Jason Chamberlain | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 20 2012 4:46 AM

I am very happy that this is now fixed in the latest stable release. I wish that I could have upgraded it through the Amazon app store, but I'm just glad to have this working now.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 20 2012 6:00 AM

What's wrong with two-finger pinching like browsers and other apps / UIs on these devices? I don't get the explicit font size choice mechanism.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 20 2012 7:59 AM

There is also a problem with Hebrew text: the pointing is not quite at the right spot. I have read that this is partly because of the lack of sufficient support for this kind of font in Android.

I don't know how it all works under the hood but I have found several apps that show that it is possible to get it right (perpetua, cadrebible and one deck in Ankidroid (with bwhebb font)). Perhaps the Logos programmers can look at how these apps have handled it and apply it to Logos for Android?

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Matthew Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 11:28 PM

I've been looking into this problem, the Droid system fonts do not have many available characters, and I assume this is intentional, as it will shave miliseconds off the lead time of apps and resources.

Hey Logos, I've seen Abyssinica and other SIL fonts. How about looking into SIL's Charis, Doulos, or Gentium as options?  Loading such a large font may slow some devices down, but it would open the door to so many languages of custom resources displaying on android devices.  The translators I work with would love this. They're freeee. :)

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Matthew Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 28 2012 11:30 PM

Oh, it seems these .ttf fonts would work on Apple devices, too.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 29 2012 7:56 PM

I see that there are Hebrew fonts packages available for rooted devices. Has anyone gone that root and found that it solved the font display problem in Logos for Android?

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 2 2012 11:29 AM

Francis:

I see that there are Hebrew fonts packages available for rooted devices. Has anyone gone that root and found that it solved the font display problem in Logos for Android?

Hi Francis,

Logos uses the font it ships with and doesn't currently employ other font packages, so I don't believe having these fonts installed would make any difference.

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