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Mon Jan 27 15:51:26 EST 2014
The 7 segment displays were used because it was the only or
cheapest "font" available. Designed only for numeric display but
improvised into limited alpha. I always hated trying to set up
controllers using 7 segment alpha characters.
Something like Consolas Bold or Terminal would be better.
Just my opinion.
On 27 Jan 2014 at 13:04, Steve Dimse wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2014, at 12:53 PM, w0ep <w0ep at w0ep.us> wrote:
> > The font has 5 and S as the same character
> Yes, someone else commented privately they didn’t like the LED
> font, I changed the pressure to another font for comparison.
> Fonts are tough. People have strong preferences, and some
> people have eye problems that make it imperative to use certain
> kinds of fonts. When you send out text people can always change
> it with the defaults in the browser. What I like about the LED
> font is that it conveys the idea that this is computer
> generated data that changes.
> Personally, I have no trouble reading numbers in the LED font,
> but I wouldn’t want my next book printed in it.
> Steve K4HG
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