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bolbit
post Oct 4 2005, 06:36 PM
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The default font for the sytem is "ldfont" in the C1000. Sharp PIM and texte editor use this font and i want to be able to use the accentuated characters (mainly for the mail soft) . i have tried to backup lcfont and create symbolic links with the verdana font, but there is a issue when the screen is rotated ...

is there a unicode font that match the lcfont characteristic (same size avaible, rotation ok, ...)

thanks,
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Meanie
post Oct 4 2005, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE(bolbit @ Oct 5 2005, 12:36 PM)
The default font for the sytem is "ldfont" in the C1000. Sharp PIM and texte editor use this font and i want to be able to use the accentuated characters (mainly for the mail soft) . i have tried to backup lcfont and create symbolic links with the verdana font, but there is a issue when the screen is rotated ...

is there a unicode font that match the lcfont characteristic (same size avaible, rotation ok, ...)

thanks,
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if you install the verdana package i built, it handles the rotation in any direction smile.gif

have a look at my website, there is a link to the package
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bolbit
post Oct 4 2005, 09:26 PM
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Thanks, i have read your site very often and installed a verdana font that i have found somewhere (the pico font verdana was not eazy to find). i will download yours.
NOTE : most of the sharp soft seems to use in fact the helvetica font not the lcfont. lcfont seems to be use by kconsole and some other but few.
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bolbit
post Oct 4 2005, 09:40 PM
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must be blind : didn't see a link to your font. it is may to late. is it suppose to be in the font chapter of the "bible" :-).
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post Oct 5 2005, 01:32 AM
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QUOTE(bolbit @ Oct 5 2005, 03:40 PM)
must be blind : didn't see a link to your font. it is may to late. is it suppose to be in the font chapter of the "bible" :-).
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oops, I seem to have forgotten to provide a link to the package. i will rectify that in the next update of the site.
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bolbit
post Oct 6 2005, 08:53 AM
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Thank you one more time now it's woking!.
PS : To switch from helvetica->verdana is the only solution is to remove the existing symb link and create new ones for helvetica->verdana ?? is there a way to tell Qtopia to use verdana from a configuration file, somewhere ?
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bam
post Oct 6 2005, 11:11 AM
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ahhh, thats my 50K doller question.

btw, you changed the font in your qtopia, how. Give some details.
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bolbit
post Oct 6 2005, 12:43 PM
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1-install verdana font from the "bible" (meanie's site)

2-Move the helvetiva*.* files from /home/QtPalmtop/lib/font somewhere as a backup

3 - link (ln -s) all the helvetica*.* font to the verdana_*.* font.

I'm not a linux guru, so i have done this one by one using a script :

the script looks like :
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#!/bin/sh
ln -s verdana_100_50.qpf helvetica_100_50.qpf
ln -s verdana_100_50_t10.qpf helvetica_100_50_t10.qpf
ln -s verdana_100_50_t15.qpf helvetica_100_50_t15.qpf
ln -s verdana_100_50_t5.qpf helvetica_100_50_t5.qpf
ln -s verdana_100_50i.qpf helvetica_100_50i.qpf
...



i have attached it, if it could be usefull . Maybe all theses links could be done with only one instruction..?
Attached File(s)
Attached File  listverdana.zip ( 658bytes ) Number of downloads: 26
 
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bam
post Oct 7 2005, 12:07 AM
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cool, any other fonts actually fit the bill for a good replacement?
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Meanie
post Oct 7 2005, 07:26 AM
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CODE
#!/bin/sh
cd /home/QtPalmtop/lib/fonts
for i in 'ls verdana*'
do
 ln -s $i helvetica_'echo $i|cut -d_ -f2-'
done


or in one line:
for i in 'ls verdana*';do ln -s $i helvetica_'echo $i|cut -d_ -f2-';done

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post Oct 7 2005, 07:39 AM
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I found that the deja vu fonts work very well on the Zaurus:
Dejavu sourceforge

I was after a font that could display the Euro natively. I removed lcfont and helvetica and replaced them with dejavu sans and dejavu mono. I had to rename the dejavu serif fonts otherwise they were picked up as the default OS font - which didn't look as nice as the sans serif font.

These fonts are higher resolution than lcfont and look really sharp (excuse the pun).
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post Oct 7 2005, 09:30 AM
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DejaVu will be also used in next OZ/Familiar as base font in OPIE.

BTW - does SharpROM does not allow to select default font? All those renames, symlinks...
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post Oct 7 2005, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE(rob_figlabs @ Oct 7 2005, 07:39 AM)
I found that the deja vu fonts work very well on the Zaurus:
Dejavu sourceforge

I was after a font that could display the Euro natively. I removed lcfont and helvetica and replaced them with dejavu sans and dejavu mono. I had to rename the dejavu serif  fonts otherwise they were picked up as the default OS font - which didn't look as nice as the sans serif font.

These fonts are higher resolution than lcfont and look really sharp (excuse the pun).
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exact instructions? I found ttf but not qpf?

Thanks
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bolbit
post Oct 7 2005, 11:22 AM
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thank meanie for the "one line instruction".
I will try the dejavu font too, if there is a way to get the qpf (cf last bam message).
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bam
post Oct 7 2005, 11:25 AM
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actually found the qpf files from the oz feed, thanks guys smile.gif Perhaps this should be included in the how to doc's?
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