[POLL] Decide the next default font in Decrypt9

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by d0k3, Jul 27, 2016.

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What should be the default font in Decrypt9?

  1. Linux 6x10 font

    105 vote(s)
    50.7%
  2. Acorn font

    54 vote(s)
    26.1%
  3. Original font

    48 vote(s)
    23.2%
  1. d0k3
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    I recently introduced a new 6x10 font into Decrypt9 (unreleased, you'd have to compile yourself) as default, and it turned out that was quite a controversial decision. While a lot of people liked it, a lot did not. In this thread you've got the chance to decide about the new default yourselves, via a poll. Screenshots below, and have fun!


    Linux 6x10 font

    6x10_menu.png 6x10_console.png


    Acorn font

    acorn_menu.png acorn_console.png


    Original font

    orig_menu.png orig_console.png


    Just to be clear: None of these fonts will be removed from the source code. You can always compile your own via make FONT=6X10 (or ACORN or ORIG) This poll is only for me to decide what font is the most popular and will hence be the future default.

    You may also use this thread to discuss the pros / cons and to suggest alternatives. Keep in mind I can't use every font in D9. Maximum width is 8px, maximum height is 10px, and converting .TTF ones is difficult.
     
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  3. Davidosky99

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    Linux 6x10 is the prettiest ^w^
     
  4. d0k3
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    Slightly unrelated, but in GodMode9, the 6x10 font will be the new default (no changing this). That font gives me more room and also looks a lot better than the original one basically everwhere. See here:

    godmode9.png
     
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    I think the 6x10 font looks the best, and it's a good idea to use the same font for all the tools.
     
  6. zoogie

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    "linux 6x10" <-- A 25% smaller font (in width) on an already tiny screen is going to be even harder to read.
     
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  7. Urbanshadow

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    Uhm. I find ctrulib default font particularly easy to read because is a fixed size, big, bold font. I'm far sighted. I have in no way problems with the "linux 6x10" font (looks great!), but may you please add the option to make it bold? It would greatly help me read it on those pesky little screens.
     
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    Linux looks like a recovery for an android phone, i love it u.u
    Original is nice too. Brings back memories of ol' DS homebrew.
     
  9. zoogie

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    Yep, it's really hard to read on a 2ds lol. Better hope you have 20/20 vision.
     
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    Original font! that is the best for my eyes.
     
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    Holy fucking ultimate bikeshed, who cares?
     
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    I prefer acorn, Linux 6x10 looks nice but might be too thin. Acorn is thicker and ensures readability.
     
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    The original font that Decrypt9 has been using. They're perfect for the 3DS's resolution, plus the Linux 6x10 font (first picture) ...is just plain ugly in my opinion.

    For one, the original font is already slightly hard to read on o3DS and 2DS screens.

    It looks more like something you'd use in a beta before you have an actual release.
     
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    Comic Sans plz
     
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    I can hardly see the difference between Acorn & original. I prefer them over linux, since the linux is very small & thin for me. Please keep in mind there might be people who have glasses/contacts etc. that make things smaller too, some of them might not be able to read without glasses etc...


    P.S. Bold linux might be more readable though!
     
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  16. d0k3
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    Can't use the ctrulib font, sorry. That's not in the correct format.
     
  17. PaiiNSteven

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    I personally love 6x10.
     
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    6×10 looks awesome.
     
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    I prefer Linux look
     
  20. Urbanshadow

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    Yeah I know. I was just defining a vague guideline for what I can most confortable read on the screens, in this poll that might be original format. Also I agree those fonts are usually not the most visually pleasant.

    The bold font comment was just a quick workaround for a high contrast mode for more visually impaired people than me.
     
    Last edited by Urbanshadow, Jul 27, 2016