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#1 patrick senn

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:48 PM

What is your standard/favourite font setting e.g. font type, size, spacing etc that makes Accordance most readable?

 

I usually have Helvetica Neue Light, font size 18 with 24% line spacing which works good for me but I am curious what works for others...


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:32 PM

I use Serif type, Tisa Pro as my main text (font size 18 leading 20%) while with San Serif type face for my Tool text (font size 16 leading 10%) with a parchment background. A picture is worth a thousand word. Please see my attachment if interested.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:34 PM

Hm, neat choice of font, Kit! Pleasant on the eyes.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:41 AM

Accordance 11 on Windows 7

 

Is there a way to make the fonts appear darker on the screen  for the English biblical texts  like the font for the HMT for the Hebrew text?


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:26 AM

I'm a particular fan of Baskerville. It's packaged with OS X, I can't say if it is with Windows, however. I use the Readability theme as a base and then tweak a few items (can't remember which now, to be honest, it's been so long).

 

This screenshot compares Baskerville with Helvetica (lower left).

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:45 PM

Interesting topic.  When we moved to Acc-11, I decided to simplify things by going to a unicode font for everything.  But there were characteristics I really wanted to maximize readability.  

 

First, I find that shorter, wider fonts work best for me.  Tall narrow ones are harder to read.  

 

Second, I wanted to use a font that distinguished between an l, an I, and a 1 (a lower case l, upper case I, and the number 1).  

 

Third, I wanted one that didn't have a bold that screamed bold (like Times New Roman does). The font also had to have an italic – needed for texts, tools, and User Notes – but not an italic that looked like it had been washed in really hot water (like Baskerville's italic – sorry, Graham).  

 

Finally, Greek, Hebrew and English fonts had to be in balance so that all were readable at the same size (point?).  I settled on Gentium Basic @16 with 20 leading for texts & 27 leading for tools.  Here's a sample workspace.  User Notes Gentium Basic @14; SBL Greek.

 

I would greatly appreciate suggestions for other unicode Greek and Hebrew.  I prefer the look of Helena.  SBL Greek is too narrow for my taste, and I don't like the tilt.

 

Those of you with younger eyes may think I've gone all OCD over fonts.  Just wait until you get past your 60th birthday.

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:58 PM

Iowan Old Style (Roman) works fantastic. And it helps I'm originally from Iowa :)


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:28 PM

I would greatly appreciate suggestions for other unicode Greek and Hebrew.  

 

 

Why not try Galatia SIL for Greek.

 

Do you care for SBL's Hebrew font? If you download their SBL BibLit font it contains both Greek and Hebrew glyphs.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 02:29 PM

Thank you very much, Graham!  Galatia SIL Greek is very nice – extremely readable.  Perfect for my Notes.

 

I'm only a Hebrew beginner and find the alphabet hard to read unless it's set it at 27 or 30.  SBL Hebrew too small in my Notes. Just did a web search and found Ezra SIL.  It's sized better and is a little wider.  Any other suggestions?


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:25 PM

Ezra SIL is a great font. I think you'll be well served by it.
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:36 PM

Thanks, Graham.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 11:40 AM

Accordance 11 on Windows 7

 

Is there a way to make the fonts appear darker on the screen  for the English biblical texts  like the font for the HMT for the Hebrew text?

 

I changed the color to black in Preferences->Text Display->Customize->Color Black

 

At least I think that's what I did to change from the gray text to darker/black text.  :mellow: . I made the change when I first got v10 so I don't remember exactly. I hope that helps you.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Those of you with younger eyes may think I've gone all OCD over fonts. 

 

I would greatly appreciate suggestions for other unicode Greek and Hebrew.  

 

 

Hi Julie,

 

We have different needs as we get older, and saving our eyes is certainly one of the most important ones.

 

That being said, I hope you are willing to pay for a font if it is the right one for you. I would check out RamahU and NewJerusalemU from Linguist's Software at

https://www.linguist...m#NewJerusalemU

 

RamahU looks a bit wider than Ezra SIL and NewJerusalemU.  

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:39 PM

Gill Sans - Clear, Neat and Simple.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:39 PM

 

I changed the color to black in Preferences->Text Display->Customize->Color Black

 

At least I think that's what I did to change from the gray text to darker/black text.  :mellow: . I made the change when I first got v10 so I don't remember exactly. I hope that helps you.

 

Hi Gordon,

 

Larry is correct, but I want to clarify a bit more. To make the fonts as dark as possible, go to Edit > Preferences > Text Display > Contents > Color > Custom > Choose Custom Color > and slide the bar to the very bottom to get the blackest black.

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:48 PM

Hey Michel, and others. OT I know, and I apologise ftm.

 

If an image is uploaded in jpg or png format it will display in line and not need to be downloaded to the users computer. There will also be a preview thumbnail generated in situ. This is the best way to share an image. (this does not work, of course, with video, only static graphics.

 

Just a suggestion. It’s simple in MacOS, but I am not sure how to do anything similar with Windows.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:52 PM

yes but I found that the image is automatically compressed thus it looks fuzzy.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:57 PM

PNG is a somewhat lossless format, (well better than jpg anyway). I don’t find there’s much of a quality loss issue when I use png. Did you try that Kit?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

it does compress the image if the size is larger than 1024 px width. That's why I zipped my image so that the quality of the image is remained. I can do a test if you want.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:12 PM

Here it is. I upload the image directly and you will see that the image is blurry whereas the original image (the zip file) is very sharp, especially when you look at the icons.

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