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AppStoreLover
Posts: 297
Registered: ‎10-30-2010
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Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

I think the font looks a bit dated and not modern.  :manindifferent:

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JRab
Posts: 2,462
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

you're absolutely right. i think they should use Comic Sans 20pt font!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

but seriously i love the font. its nice and professional and pretty slick. to each their own i spose!

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

I think it's very crisp and readable, even in the minimized bitmap images in the shuttle bar area.  As one who favours usability over cosmetic concerns, I like it. 

 

That's not to say it might not also be "dated" and "not modern", but those don't carry any weight with me.


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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

It's an excellent font.  Bold, clean, crisp, very little alpha artifacts around vertical lines like 'H', 'T' and 'A'.  Looks great at any scale.  Started to use if in my other non-PB applications.

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kdittyr
Posts: 278
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: Playbook

Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

I am not a fan of seriffed fonts. I prefer Arial or Helvetica. That's just my opinion, though.
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Ebscer
Posts: 840
Registered: ‎08-31-2009
My Device: 9530, 9630, 9800, 8530, 9900, 9810, 9930, PlayBook, Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

Do we know yet what other fonts come installed on the PlayBook and how to access them?  The default font will make do, but if it is simple enough I would prefer a sans-serif font for the application I am currently working on.


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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

 


Ebscer wrote:

Do we know yet what other fonts come installed on the PlayBook and how to access them?


 

Please refer to this previous topic for info about how to find out what fonts are installed, as well as a thread where apparently we've been asked to request fonts that we want.

 

There is as yet no official word on which fonts will be available, and clearly a decision has not been announced yet.


Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: Does any one else not like the default font in PlayBook?

Here's the current list of fonts as reported by Font.enumerateFonts() on the simulator (SDK beta 2):

 

  1. Andale Mono
  2. Arial
  3. BBAlpha Sans
  4. BBAlpha Sans Condensed
  5. BBAlpha Sans Mono
  6. BBAlpha Serif
  7. BBArabic Keypad
  8. BBGlobal Sans
  9. BBGlobal Serif
  10. BBJapanese
  11. BBJapanese Gothic
  12. BBThaiKeypad
  13. Bitstream Vera Sans
  14. Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
  15. Bitstream Vera Serif
  16. Comic Sans MS
  17. Courier New
  18. DejaVu Sans
  19. DejaVu Sans Mono
  20. DejaVu Serif
  21. Droid Sans Mono
  22. Georgia
  23. Impact
  24. Liberation Mono
  25. Liberation Sans
  26. Liberation Serif
  27. Tahoma
  28. Times New Roman
  29. Trebuchet MS
  30. Univers OTS Bengali
  31. Univers OTS Devanagari
  32. Univers OTS Gujarati
  33. Univers OTS Tamil
  34. Verdana
  35. Webdings
  36. Wingdings
  37. Wingdings 2
  38. Wingdings 3

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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