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  1. 1. Which font should be used as default font for the menu?

    • Small Caps
      5
    • Trichotomic-12
      9
    • Captain Morgan Spice
      5
    • Glacier Belle
      24

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  • Poll closed on 03/07/2021 at 09:00 AM

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Which font should be used as default font for the menu?

 

Multiple choice.

 

Screenshots by @Andrew Davie

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Entries for the competition will be closing this Sunday evening 8 p.m. Australia time (GMT+10)

 

 

Edited by Al_Nafuur

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Testing on an actual CRT is recommended, as the blending/phosphor effect really does make quite some difference to how these look. They are all much better on CRT than in the emulator screenshots below. There are also some visual differences, IMHO, that show up on a CRT, that might influence your choice. Binaries are included for you to test on your regular multicart. PlusCart users can just go to "Setup/Display Preferences/Choose Font" to choose any of them.

 

0. SMALL CAPS

SmallCaps.bin

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1. Trichotomic-12

Trichotomic-12.bin

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2. Captain Morgan Spice

CaptainMorganSpice.bin

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3. Glacier Belle

GlacierBelle.bin

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BTW, and for the record, Glacier Belle is so-named because it is an anagram of "Clear, Legible" and I thought that rather neat when naming it. SMALL CAPS is the original 32-character display font from @Thomas Jentzsch and the other three are designed by myself.

Captain Morgan Spice was so-named by @Al_Nafuur.  Trichotomic-12 is pronounced like the word "trichotomy" and was so-named because it's 3 pixels wide (trichotomy means "of 3 parts"), and it's 12 scanlines high.  So now you know!

 

Edit: forgot to mention that Glacier Belle was also chosen as the name because glacier = cool and belle = beauty.  Thus, "cool beauty"

 

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They all look good to me, not particularly fond of the small caps. I think I like Trichotomic-12 most of all but I'm not set on it. I change mine from time to time to spice it up some.

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Wouldn't this poll be better in the main forums; there aren't many members of the club yet.

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5 minutes ago, Andrew Davie said:

Wouldn't this poll be better in the main forums; there aren't many members of the club yet.

maybe we can do a poll in both and add up the results?

 

we might as well do one (or two) polls for the UnoCart build?

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17 minutes ago, Prizrak said:

They all look good to me, not particularly fond of the small caps. I think I like Trichotomic-12 most of all but I'm not set on it. I change mine from time to time to spice it up some.

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the Poll is multiple choice, so if you can't decide you can select 2 or 3 (selecting all 4 would be the same than selecting none)..

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OK, STOP THE VOTE!!

It's clear that all the votes are in now.

Any further votes are an attempt to steal the poll.

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Screen Shot 2021-02-26 at 1.33.07 am.png
 

these are the best.

Trichotomic-12

They are both very close. I like the ‘N’s better in this one.

Glacier Belle


I voted for Trichomic-12 though. Preferred the look of the other letters.

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The only problem I have with fine besides small caps it H,M and N look similar. I know it's limitations of the system though.

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I voted for Glacier Belle as the most flexible font listed, but I have to say that version of Small Caps is distinctive enough the font "feel" could help form the "feel" of PlusCart.

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Hard choice. All the fonts are very good and if I choose one I have the Trichotomic-12.

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Here's a better side-by-side, off an actual CRT...

 

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Fired them all up on a plasma TV as well as Stella.  Glacier Belle was the most legible for me.  The upper case N grew on me.

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Glacier Belle: it is clean and has the most distinct uppercase N. I also like the name.

 

But all of them are impressive for 3 pixels wide.

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I like glacier bell. I'm not a user but be interested in plus cart (it was mentioned on ZPH, that we could win one by voting in this poll)

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I think when we wrap this up (about a week?) we should collate/post a list of names for the giveaway, post them here to make sure everyone's happy to be entered and we haven't missed anyone. Then I think perhaps ask @ZeroPage Homebrew to write each name on a post-it or something small and put in a jar and draw the winner live on the show. How does that sound?

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Andrew Davie said:

I think when we wrap this up (about a week?) we should collate/post a list of names for the giveaway, post them here to make sure everyone's happy to be entered and we haven't missed anyone. Then I think perhaps ask @ZeroPage Homebrew to write each name on a post-it or something small and put in a jar and draw the winner live on the show. How does that sound?

Oooh, fun! I'm in! Please PM me the names when you're ready to do the draw!

 

- James

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Entries for the competition will be closing this Sunday evening Australia time (GMT+10)

 

 

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Voted for Glacier Belle - it's clear and easy to read, and there's a good variety between upper and lower case.  It's been fun watching this develop, although I'm lurking not posting as I have nothing to contribute.

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