[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Revisiting Read Activity default font
nicestep at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 10:19:49 EDT 2012
I don't know how many books for younger readers have ASCII art in their
plain text versions, but I do know of one book that has a ton of it,
because it is one of my donations to Project Gutenberg:
I modified Read Etexts because I felt that my own e-book reader should be
able to read my own donation. When I originally wrote Read Etexts Read
only supported PDF, so my own Activity made a lot of books available that
you could not get before. Now that Read supports EPUB (and does it better
than the Nook does) plain text may not be an attractive option for children.
The main screenshot for the Activity in ASLO shows reading a book using
2012/4/27 Gonzalo Odiard <gonzalo at laptop.org>
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 7:25 AM, Manuel Quiñones <manuq at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Hi James (resending to the list).
>> El día 26 de abril de 2012 20:45, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com>
>> > Manuel,
>> > I just changed the font for Read Etexts to monospace. Read Etexts is
>> > the "plain text" files distributed by Project Gutenberg. Most of these
>> > titles look just fine in the Sans font I was using before, but some with
>> > family trees, tables and other ASCII art really need a monospaced font.
>> > that the core Read Activity can also read PLain Text files you might
>> want to
>> > default to monospace for that kind of file.
>> Interesting, so monospace may be a nice default for simple text in Read.
> Or we can add a "Monospace" button to change the font in the text files if
> I don't think Monospace is the best option in general,
> but I don't know how many books include ascii art or tables.
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