QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 20:11:37 CEST 2008

2008/6/9 Flemming Richter Mikkelsen <quatrox at gmail.com>:
> On 6/9/08, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org> wrote:
> [...]
>> an 80x24 terminal is possible to make it readable @ qvga - if we allow
>> scrolling. (and possible in landscape with an ultra-tiny 4-pixel wide font -
>> possible (3 pixels for text, 1 for space). not very nice though.
> How can u separate @, #, $, S, %, æ, ø, o, etc,  when only using 3 pixels?
> 5 pix + 1 pix space is a minimum for good reading, unless some chars
> take more space than others.

5 pix + 1 pix space is a minimum for reading
There, fixed that for you. Getting by with 3+1 pixels is not reading.
You may be able to dechipher words, but that is not reading. Reading
is when the brain skips over large portions of the text and absorbs
the full meaning, because it is able to recognize familiar shapes and
derive from them meaning. 3+1 cannot create the different shapes
necessary for reading.

7 pix + 2 pix space is a minimum for _good_ reading

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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