#14779 closed enhancement (fixed)

Switch default UI font to Noto Sans Display

Reported by: waddlesplash Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1/beta2
Component: User Interface Version: R1/beta1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

This one is more optimized for UIs than Noto Sans is; it has slightly narrower metrics on both width and height, so it's easier on the eyes (at least for me.)

(It's already included in the package, so you can already switch manually if you want to see what it looks like.)

Attachments (2)

noto-sans-13.png (26.9 KB ) - added by humdinger 12 months ago.
Noto Sans
noto-display-13.png (27.5 KB ) - added by humdinger 12 months ago.
Noto Display

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Change History (8)

comment:1 by humdinger, 12 months ago

+1, it does look better (best seen when downloading both images and flipping between them in ShowImage):

Noto Sans - 13pt

Noto Sans

Noto Display - 13pt

Noto Display

by humdinger, 12 months ago

Attachment: noto-sans-13.png added

Noto Sans

by humdinger, 12 months ago

Attachment: noto-display-13.png added

Noto Display

comment:2 by stippi, 12 months ago

It isn't clear to me what exactly is the optimization for displays. I would think "optimized for displays" means it fits the pixel grid to minimize anti-aliasing artifacts, but neither version seems to be optimized in that way. I would be OK with the change though. Perhaps the optimization becomes apparent with other font-rendering options. At least it's not worse than before.

comment:3 by tqh, 12 months ago

Noto Sans seems wider: https://github.com/googlei18n/noto-fonts/issues/1056

There is also a Noto Sans UI which is more compact vertically, but it is not recommended for body text, only for constrained UI's, so probably not useful.

comment:4 by waddlesplash, 12 months ago

Perhaps the optimization becomes apparent with other font-rendering options. At least it's not worse than before.

Yes, we should enable sub-pixel glyph hinting for FreeType at this point; that seems to make it look markedly better.

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 11 months ago

http://pulkomandy.tk/drop/lcd.png

Well, subpixel still does not work well enough for me.

Last edited 11 months ago by pulkomandy (previous) (diff)

comment:6 by waddlesplash, 11 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Done in hrev52737.

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