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Working on much more flexible fonts for v1.8. The previously hardcoded font library is now defined by a set of .fontpack files.

Use of platform-dependent text/font APIs (i.e., system fonts) is likely too much to include in this release, but now at least you'll be able to freely customize the UI and pages with any TTF fonts you have available.

Courier is such a classic font. This brings back strong memories of playing around with WordPerfect and an HP LaserJet on my parents' PC back in the early 90's. 🖨

@jk Beautiful screenshots. Are there plans to allow users to adjust the font size?

@poorchop Yes, there is a bunch of ways to do that: overall UI scale factor that affects everything, page scaling (50%-200%), and individual fonts can be resized, too.

@jk I knew about the scaling but is resizing individual fonts already an existing feature? I never saw any such preference.

@poorchop Scaling individual fonts is part of the v1.8 work, so not available yet.

Customizing page themes in general is another feature for the future (not v1.8), so you could change the sizes of the headings, for example.

@jk Cool, looking forward to the release. Lagrange is awesome and it keeps getting better.

@jk Why does the Astrobotany ASCII have colors 🧐

@f I have the ANSI colors option enabled in my Astrobotany account settings. Admittedly it doesn't go well with colored backgrounds, but I usually use pretty neutral backgrounds so I like it. 🙂

@jk Courier also looks "proper" when viewed as green text on a black background on a raster display so you can see the scan lines 😀

This invokes fond memories from the days of building video cards and the S100 bus and wiring up all the switches on the back of a keyboard and the diode matrix to get the right ASCII codes out. Those were simpler days ...

@jk ooof, looking at the first screenshot, "powered by (...) and ☕ " for a moment there I though "ohnoes, :java: ".

That was scary.

@rysiek 😄 Fortunately it’s just the traditional analogue mocha.

I don’t want to touch Java if I can help it…

@rysiek @jk Remember the time they were thinking in Java specific CPUs to be embedded in all kind of appliances. Before Oracle bought it , it looked like it could take the world.

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