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Zero88 Desk-Screen Font Choice

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Hi

I think this is a question for John and the Zero88 team but...

 

Has anyone else besides me ever wanted a different font that is displayed on the screen we can attach to our zero88 desks?

 

I have used the frog desks and I am currently using a Jester.

 

The font that is displayed is similar to Times Roman, and it would be really good (especially for us lot whose eyesight is not that great) to have a more modular font with no fancy pieces around the letter.

 

The Ubuntu common font is a good all-rounder, or perhaps Arial or something similar (or even a few choices).

 

...any ideas anyone?

 

Thanx

 

pj

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Hi pj,

there are three (relevant) categories of fonts: serif, sans-serif and monospace.

 

The jester uses a monospace font with serifs... ;) Monospaced means, that every char has the same with (space). In some situations this is what you want or maybe the software is not capable of using multi-spaced fonts. Additionally, the Ubuntu or other sans-serif fonts need a large resolution to look good, so it's not fitting with the jesters specs.

 

That's what I'm thinking about it, at last Jon (zero88) can give a categorical answer.

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I agree, Monospaced fonts are ideal for this situation.

There are a few different monospaced fonts that could work.

Perhaps one with no fancy topping and tailling of the letters.

Maybe something like Andale Mono - this is very popular.

andale-mono-font-sample.png

 

or maybe Letter Gothic

letter-gothic-font-sample.png

 

 

Kind Regards

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Thanks for the comments!

 

We use monospaced fonts for various reasons. The main one is so intensities don't "jump" / "shake" all over the place when running a fade.

 

There's another issue here that's not been covered... which is licensing and distribution. Unfortunately we can't just choose any font and start shipping it :(

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