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Hertford
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2010.06.24 21:24:00 - [421]
 

5th quarter check-in, thread was on the first page of the Assembly Hall before I posted this drivel.

And oh hey, not a single acknowledgment from CCP that they've seen this thread, after 15 months of bouncing around this forum.

Soapy5
Gallente
BlackStar Innovations

Posted - 2010.06.24 22:15:00 - [422]
 

Edited by: Soapy5 on 24/06/2010 22:15:40

+1

Mitchell Hagen
Posted - 2010.06.26 05:39:00 - [423]
 

Edited by: Mitchell Hagen on 26/06/2010 05:39:12
There is a problem with creating a new font. The EVE font supports a wide range of Unicode characters, and creating an all-new font would require a lot of work.

So I think the fixes should be:
1. Edit those characters in the existing fonts that look too similar. 1, I, l, |, O, 0, etc. The Eve fonts are sans-serif fonts, but that should not be an impediment to adding a few serifs to an otherwise sans-serif font if it improves readability.
2. When creating a new larger font, there is no need to create a new font from scratch. Just scale up an existing font instead. The result may be a little blocky but it would do the job until a better font was created.

CeneUJiti
Posted - 2010.06.26 10:47:00 - [424]
 

HTFU everyone, do you want this game to become Hello Kitty Online?

"More readable fonts plz!", no way. Veterans of this game succeeded with the fonts as they are, and it is just a case of you not wanting to adapt, silly spoiled carebears. So what if you ruin your eyesight, its a worthy sacrifice for CCP and EVE.

On a serious note. Another of braindead obvious issues that must be fixed ASAP. Though depending on coding it might not be as simple as it could be expected.

Jacob Straven
Caldari
Evil Monkey Asylum
Twisted Aggression
Posted - 2010.06.26 16:12:00 - [425]
 

Edited by: Jacob Straven on 26/06/2010 16:12:05
Yes yes yes, as screen resolutions get bigger fonts get smaller. This is now a very serious issue with the mass use of high definition resolutions that makes it only the very lucky few to not get eye strain reading the current EVE font size.

Liandra Xi
Amarr
The New Era
C0NVICTED
Posted - 2010.06.26 16:55:00 - [426]
 

Edited by: Liandra Xi on 26/06/2010 16:56:02
supported as in the past, this is long overdue

edit: apparently i already have, why does this issue take so long to get looked at?

Ranita Drell
Intaki Liberation Front
Posted - 2010.06.26 17:24:00 - [427]
 

Edited by: Ranita Drell on 26/06/2010 19:21:16
Players should not ever feel it is necessary to decrease screen resolution to make in-game text more readable.

Lederstrumpf
Posted - 2010.06.26 23:08:00 - [428]
 

Edited by: Lederstrumpf on 10/04/2011 05:35:33
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Vidar Kentoran
Minmatar
Eighty Joule Brewery
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:19:00 - [429]
 

Edited by: Vidar Kentoran on 28/06/2010 18:20:09
It's pretty lame that EVE doesn't have a full selectable and resizable font interface with OS font choices plus the ability for knowledgeable users to add their own fonts.

It's _really, unbelievably_ embarrassing that this game came out in 2003 and 7 years have passed with no change to fonts other than REMOVING the ability for users to use their own, when that should've been a standard feature to start with!

If I was a UI developer on this game, I would be completely and totally ashamed of this lack and it would be the #1, first thing I would fix. You see it every time you login. This is basic, UI 101, baseline expectations stuff.

There's no need to build new custom fonts to fix this issue.

Srialia
Misfit Toys

Posted - 2010.06.28 18:24:00 - [430]
 

Not that I think it'll make any difference at all as CCP is provably uninterested in UI improvement, but supported.

Brolly
Caldari
5ER3NITY INC
Posted - 2010.06.28 20:19:00 - [431]
 

give the UI and font some love

Orion GUardian
Caldari
Posted - 2010.06.28 21:39:00 - [432]
 

yes please, I want to be able to read.

AND: Make it possible to enlarge more...my eyes hurt

S'qarpium D'igil
Posted - 2010.06.28 21:59:00 - [433]
 

yes

Elmanketticks
Caldari
State Protectorate

Posted - 2010.06.28 22:55:00 - [434]
 

+1

One of the reasons I voted for Trebor Daehdoow in the last CSM elections!

Pyshin
Posted - 2010.07.01 08:49:00 - [435]
 

Even if you could have a window scale slider from 100% normal size to 200% normal size... then you wouldn't get parts of characters falling between pixels, (like 'n' looking like 'r' and 'li' like 'll' or even just 'l' in some cases,) and you can see it fine on higher res screens.
If the windows are drawn with an api which uses matrix transformations (Pretty much every good graphics api known to mankind)
Then it shouldn't be that hard at all.

This isn't real code, but something along the lines of:
SomeEveForm.MatrixTransformation.Scale = Settings.Graphics.WindowScale
Draw stuff
Mess about with some mouse click code
bobs your uncle!

Right, there you go. Some free thought.
Please use the money we give you as players to make the game more playable.
It's in you're own interests.


Horus V
Amarr
Posted - 2010.07.01 12:29:00 - [436]
 

Yes

CrankyTiki
Posted - 2010.07.03 16:10:00 - [437]
 

This game is unplayable with a projector. Why doesn't the U.I. allow font size increase?

Nubuo
Posted - 2010.07.04 00:23:00 - [438]
 

Yes

Takseen
Posted - 2010.07.04 10:10:00 - [439]
 

Yes please.

Brutus B
Posted - 2010.07.05 08:26:00 - [440]
 

YES

lol four offices and some of the best game-artist in the world and the font is still jacked up. I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY DON'T DO THIS ON tyannis PATCH .04 already... They could just pick a better one, or give us samples and conduct a poll as to which should replace the current font. :-D But yeaH, CCP needs to FIX IT!!!! Little things like this are exactly the kinds of things they need to work on between expansions.

Because there is a huge difference between 1-LEO and L-E01 :-D (actual systems, maybe-maybe not. But there definitely are countless real examples of why the font stinks.)


Glafri
Posted - 2010.07.05 08:37:00 - [441]
 

Come on already.

Uicjhorra
Posted - 2010.07.05 10:30:00 - [442]
 

This is a complete lack of respect for the customer base. The font was good 6 years ago, when 1024x768 was common, but come on! I'll gladly give away my 100k SP bonus for the UI! Give the players something they REALLY need.

eXeGee
Pink Bunnies
Cartel.
Posted - 2010.07.05 11:11:00 - [443]
 

Edited by: eXeGee on 05/07/2010 11:11:29
Can we have nice scalable fonts please?

R053
U-208
Blade.
Posted - 2010.07.08 16:11:00 - [444]
 

Yes, please.

At least allow us to add our own font. (Font, not fonts.)

Calathea Sata
State War Academy
Posted - 2010.07.08 16:48:00 - [445]
 

I think Eurostile and Microgramma should make an appearance in EVE.

Mynxee
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.07.08 17:51:00 - [446]
 

The status of an EVE Font update was discussed at the Summit. Hopefully the version of the Minutes that CCP finally publishes will contain the details of that discussion.


ChrisIsherwood
Posted - 2010.07.09 00:41:00 - [447]
 

Edited by: ChrisIsherwood on 09/07/2010 02:24:30
The previous CSM did mention it. Hopefully, progress is being made.


UI Fonts. CCP pleased everyone by announcing they hired a “Font Guy” which means that improvements on that front are to be expected

Revilo Eldriel
Posted - 2010.07.14 09:01:00 - [448]
 

I agree !!!
Please give us at least bigger font

Auri Hella
Downwind Trading Guild
Posted - 2010.07.14 14:59:00 - [449]
 

Already +1 this last year, I'm not surprised that I have to do it again really.

Ghost Matter
Posted - 2010.07.26 23:23:00 - [450]
 

Edited by: Ghost Matter on 26/07/2010 23:23:28
It's the reason I barely played the game, including my trial and free month. I have to squint if I want to read anything.


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