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

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at openmoko.org
Tue Jun 10 16:35:36 CEST 2008

On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:53:49 +0300 "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at gmail.com> babbled:

> 2008/6/10 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org>:
> >> 2008/6/9 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org>:
> >> > 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.
> >>
> >> That is unusable. I'm sorry, I will not force myself to use that. I
> >> will buy something else. Using the terminal on a remote machine with a
> >> 4 pixels font is possibile like it is possible to eat cockroaches for
> >> lunch everyday. There are some 'can get by' that I will not force
> >> myself to get by with.
> >
> > have you done it? have you tried it? i have. it works ok. not beautiful -
> > but definitely functional.
> >
> No, I haven't. Could you post a screenshot of how it looks? Maybe if I
> see it I can be convinced, I'm at least that open minded.

can't as i did it years ago on my ipaq. but it's the same font as here:


see the 4x8 font at the top. bdf downloadable and usable.

> Dotan Cohen
> http://what-is-what.com
> http://gibberish.co.il
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at openmoko.org>

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