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#1 bdunnv

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Posted 18 June 2022 - 01:27 PM

I've searched the forum but found no other topics relating to this. I'm using e-Sword 13.0.0 on MS Windows. I am trying to change the fonts used for the interface of e-Sword. Choosing different fonts and sizes don't change the interface or the ebooks downloaded. I see some minor change in the spacing between lines, but it changes nothing otherwise. Also the Journal/Topic/Study notes don't change font either. I have tried quite a few fonts and it does nothing to alter the visual of the text entered in those sections.

 

Is this a known bug? If not, I already contacted e-Sword through the website to report the issue. I'm hopeful someone here has some insight as how to resolve this. I sit about 7 feet away from my 40 inch smart TV which I use as my monitor for my computer because I don't have a desk. So, the font as presented in e-Sword is too small for the comfort of my eyes.



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Posted 18 June 2022 - 09:17 PM

I've searched the forum but found no other topics relating to this. I'm using e-Sword 13.0.0 on MS Windows. I am trying to change the fonts used for the interface of e-Sword. Choosing different fonts and sizes don't change the interface or the ebooks downloaded. I see some minor change in the spacing between lines, but it changes nothing otherwise. Also the Journal/Topic/Study notes don't change font either. I have tried quite a few fonts and it does nothing to alter the visual of the text entered in those sections.

 

Is this a known bug? If not, I already contacted e-Sword through the website to report the issue. I'm hopeful someone here has some insight as how to resolve this. I sit about 7 feet away from my 40 inch smart TV which I use as my monitor for my computer because I don't have a desk. So, the font as presented in e-Sword is too small for the comfort of my eyes.

OK, about 4 years ago I did a video on a similar topic, but which dealt with a different issue regarding changing font sizes. See Below:

 

 

With that said, I'm not certain as to what you are actually getting at. If you want to change the font size of the actual GUI (Graphics User Interface), that you can't do within e-Sword - that has to be done in Windows Settings. But (if what I seem to see what you are wanting to do is correct), if you want to change the font size of the text for all of the resources (including Topic, Study, and Journal Note Editors), then all you need to do is go into your Font Settings in the Options Menu, and simply select the font  and size you want to have, as you will see in the above video. Please note the Font Dialog in the current version of e-Sword has been radically reduced from what is shown in the video.

 

With all that said, when it comes to fonts in individual resources, those fonts used in them are set by the creator/author of those particular resources, and many of them you can't change.

 

Finally, the actual best cure to your problem is really simple, and perhaps one you may not have seen, which is... Get a desk!

 

Trust you find this helpful.

 

Blessings,

Stephen (Php 1:21).


Edited by APsit190, 18 June 2022 - 09:18 PM.


#3 Katoog

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Posted 18 June 2022 - 10:23 PM

It looks that this is the same problem.

http://www.biblesupp...ce-not-working/

 

 

Just want to report my findings and actions.
When I logged in as another user the fontsetting worked so obviously something happened to my user profile.
Searched long but could not find what it was so I deleted my user profile including all data. Restarted the computer and made a new user profile.
In this new profile the font setting works.
It is a drastic measure and a lot of settings etc. have to be made again. But at least e-Sword has a good font again.
Strange that no other programs were affected.

 

 


Edited by Katoog, 18 June 2022 - 10:29 PM.

Restored Holy Bible 14 and the Restored Textus Receptus

http://rhb.altervista.org/homepage.htm


#4 Olaf Bacon

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 04:11 AM

Hello APsit190, Thank you for explaining in your UTUBE video how the font size in the various e-Sword views can be changed to smaller or larger font sizes. I did not understand why you thought the originator of this forum entry bdunnv, wanted to use the 10 pt font size. That person explained that they used a 40-inch television screen to work as the size of their available monitor. That is forty-inches, not ten-inches. Oh, listening to your talk again, I now realize that you were initially talking to reply to someone else who wanted their copied text to be downgraded to 10-point size font.

When we send a text to someone else, it is more user-friendly to select a much larger font, to make it easier for the recipient to be able to read the received text more quickly. But, if you are writing a technical manual, to explain something, then you can degrade the font size to 10 point, to provide more text within less pages.

Microsoft used to use 10 point, then later decided to increase the font to at least 11 point, in a document, to make the document much easier to read.

In e-Sword version 13.0.0 for windows on the e-Sword "Options > Font Settings" there are settings for the Default Font type, with associated Default Font Size and Tooltip Font Size and a separate selection to provide for the Editor Font and for the Editor Font Size.

Microsoft in Windows 11 as at June 2022 has made provisions for the "Start" option "Settings" and one option is for "Display". From there, one of the associated options is "Scale & layout". The option "Scale" can be used to "Change the size of text, apps, and other items". On my PC there is a warning, "You shouldn't change these settings unless you need to -- it can cause text and apps to become unreadable. All your displays will be set to the customised scaling size you enter and it can be difficult to go back to your original settings." The "Custom scaling" allows the user to "Enter a custom scaling size between 100% - 500% (not recommended)."

I am sharing my PC screen to an old Samsung monitor with a reasonable resolution, 1920 x 1080, so that is able to scale reasonably well.

Depending on the quality of the TV display, the user may be able to use high dynamic range (HDR). There is a microsoft support article, last updated 2022-04-25, with details for Windows 11 and Windows 10. https://support.micr...sion=Windows_11
Microsoft has related settings for Text size. This option provides a slider to increase the text size. The size of the words in the "Text size preview" will change as I adjust the slider. Any changes I make here will apply to most of the text on my device.

Let me, for example, move the slider up to 175%. The size of these words will change as I adjust the slider. The changes I make here will apply to most of the text on my device. I then select the "Apply" button. The PC will then recalibrate itself, telling me to please wait, while the changes are put into effect. Now return to the Setting "Display". Browse down to see the various options; now I notice that under "Scale & layout" there now appears the information message: "A Custom scale factor is set," with an option to "Turn off custom scaling and sign out" if I want to change that back quickly. The heading "Scale: Change the size of text, apps, and other items" now shows "175%."
Return to view the e-Sword app. The whole display ought to be increased on the screen, even though the font size which would be printed out on paper remains at the tiny fonts. Those the user can change as you explained in your video.

Please read the Microsoft document article, last updated 06/24/2021 (2021-06-24): https://docs.microso...xt-requirements

To find the date at which any Microsoft article was updated, right-click anywhere in the text of the document; select "view page source"; and search for the "date" options. If you are using the Microsoft Edge browser, or Firefox, you will notice that Microsoft added a helpful selectable "Line wrap" option above the text window; they did so because I asked Microsoft to add that option, although they have still forgotten to add a padding space before the right margin. The wrapper effect causes the text to wrap at the right edge underneath the width of the slider, instead of continuing off the screen. They numbered the lines of the text, to make it easier for the programmer to find his way around the document. The developers did remember to wrap the text to provide for the width of the numbering column on the left.
Perhaps with the settings for the display, which could thus be reset to increase the size of the font, bdunnv may find her/his experience of e-Sword easier to read, together with your instructions that illustrated how to change the font size and style to suit printed pages of information.
Olaf Bacon, 2022-06-19

Edited by Olaf Bacon, 19 June 2022 - 05:27 AM.


#5 APsit190

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 06:57 PM

...Oh, listening to your talk again, I now realize that you were initially talking to reply to someone else who wanted their copied text to be downgraded to 10-point size font.

Now you got the point.

 

Despite the issues are somewhat different, yet nevertheless you can see the similarities between them.

 

But this is the real problem:

I sit about 7 feet away from my 40 inch smart TV which I use as my monitor for my computer because I don't have a desk. So, the font as presented in e-Sword is too small for the comfort of my eyes.

And if that's the real problem, the fix is simple- Go buy a desk!

 

You seriously can't make this up.

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Edited by APsit190, 19 June 2022 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:43 PM

When we see issues/problems like what is seen above: this is the best example of what is known as a PEBKAC, which is an acronym for:

Problem

Exists

Between

Keyboard

And

Chair (and in this example, the C is the Couch).

 

And as said above, "You seriously can't make this up!" And you can't.

 

 





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