Opened 3 weeks ago

Closed 7 days ago

#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 3 weeks ago.
Noto Sans
noto-display-13.png (27.5 KB) - added by humdinger 3 weeks ago.
Noto Display

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 3 weeks ago by humdinger

+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

Changed 3 weeks ago by humdinger

Attachment: noto-sans-13.png added

Noto Sans

Changed 3 weeks ago by humdinger

Attachment: noto-display-13.png added

Noto Display

comment:2 Changed 3 weeks ago by stippi

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 Changed 3 weeks ago by tqh

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 Changed 3 weeks ago by waddlesplash

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 Changed 2 weeks ago by pulkomandy

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

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

Last edited 2 weeks ago by pulkomandy (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 7 days ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Done in hrev52737.

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