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Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)

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Offline pkasperskyi

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Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« on: 31 / December / 2008, 07:02:24 »
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Hi All,

During using of CHDK I saw some of menu symbols (icons) could be optimized/improved. For example using of (i) symbol is more habitual comparing to /i\ one as triangle background is usually used for warnings, round background is used for infos.

Check out changes by simple comparing two attached image files (icon_10.png and icon_10_new2.png).

I was following to the next rules/goals:

1) Each symbol should be readable as much as possible (on camera LCD display!)
2) All letters should be unified as much as possible (same size/style for each category)
3) Each symbol should have at least 1-pix free border if possible
4) Symbols in icon_10.rbf font should be similar to symbols in icon_16.rbf font

I'll be glad to hear any feedback.



IMPORTANT: Visual appearance was tested on A710 IS camera. If you have camera with different LCD display - please write here your visual impression (modified icon_10_new2.zip attached - just unzip & put it into your \CHDK\SYMBOLS\ dir and select from Visual Settings > Menu RFB Font... in runtime).


Thanks for CHDK & Happy New Year!
« Last Edit: 01 / January / 2009, 00:30:50 by pkasperskyi »
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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #1 on: 31 / December / 2008, 12:12:37 »
looking good :)
will take a closer look next year. care to open a ticket in the bugtracker so this doesnt get forgotten?

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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #2 on: 31 / December / 2008, 23:04:44 »
looking good :)
will take a closer look next year. care to open a ticket in the bugtracker so this doesnt get forgotten?

Thanks :)

Reminder issue posted: 0000168: Update 'icon_10.rbf' symbols file with new one - CHDK Bugtracker
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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #3 on: 01 / January / 2009, 00:33:09 »
NOTE: Due to unknown reason icon_10_new.rbf was corrupted  ???.

It is zipped for a security reason now.
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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #4 on: 07 / January / 2009, 19:53:53 »
hello people, we need responses ;)
oh, and can you perhaps create a bigger version (16) as well? great

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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #5 on: 07 / January / 2009, 21:15:16 »
hello people, we need responses ;)
ok - here you are: i never use the symbols, i always disable the symbols, so this response won't help you with the symbols  :haha

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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #6 on: 07 / January / 2009, 21:34:19 »
hello people, we need responses ;)
ok - here you are: i never use the symbols, i always disable the symbols, so this response won't help you with the symbols  :haha
Agreed. I don't see the point of symbols. If you can make out the symbol, you can read the menu text or recognize it by location, and the text is always displayed anyway.

If you could just have larger, recognizable icons (arranged in a grid) instead of menus, that could have value by being quicker or easier to use in bad visibility.

Don't forget what the H stands for.

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Offline pkasperskyi

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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #7 on: 09 / January / 2009, 12:39:41 »
hello people, we need responses ;)
oh, and can you perhaps create a bigger version (16) as well? great

Big symbols looks great, but I'll try to find what to improve and post it here :)
Why Canon? Because CHDK! 8-)


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Re: Symbols visual improvement (icon_10.rbf)
« Reply #8 on: 09 / January / 2009, 16:55:37 »
hello people, we need responses ;)
oh, and can you perhaps create a bigger version (16) as well? great

Big symbols looks great, but I'll try to find what to improve and post it here :)

Few minor improvements.
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