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Stew
11-10-2005, 08:10 PM
Is there anyway to get different fonts into the 7250? I dont care for any of the ones that come with the BB. Most are so thin they are difficult to see. Its better when you bold the font but would like other choices. I did notice you cannot bold the font in the browser, so I do not have that option.

Any ideas? What fonts do you use?

NJBlackBerry
11-10-2005, 08:11 PM
We haven't had a font poll in quite a while...

BBMillbank/10/Bold

corporate
11-10-2005, 08:30 PM
Wirelessly posted (CrackBerry 7250: BlackBerry7250/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Browser/5.0.3.3 UP.Link/5.1.2.1 UP.Link/1.1)

BBMillBank/8/Plain

I can fit so much more on the screen at size 8, haven't really looked much at the other fonts yet

corporate
11-10-2005, 08:31 PM
bloody double post

jibi
11-10-2005, 08:38 PM
We haven't had a font poll in quite a while...

BBMillbank/10/Bold
dang dude! i thought i was blind :razz:

KonTiki
11-10-2005, 08:42 PM
jibi I am the blind one BBCasual 13 Bold (But I do wear bifocals).

Mark Rejhon
11-10-2005, 08:44 PM
Try this:

BBMillibankTall/8/Bold

Very crisp and readable font, especially on higher-resolution BlackBerries.

It actually takes up about the same space as BBMillibank/8/Plain yet is much more readable, especially in dim light conditions.

Mark Rejhon
11-10-2005, 08:45 PM
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BBMillBank/8/Plain

I can fit so much more on the screen at size 8, haven't really looked much at the other fonts yetTry switching to BBMillibankTall/8/Bold .... Approximately the same amount of text, yet much more readable.

NJBlackBerry
11-10-2005, 08:47 PM
At a certain age (ahem) many of us need reading glasses. So 10/Bold means I can read the 7105 without my glasses ;-)

KonTiki
11-10-2005, 08:51 PM
Mark I did try your suggestion but bumped it up to 10, but considering that I was using 13 i think that is an amazing improvement. NJBB but unfortunately i still need my glasses.

jibi
11-10-2005, 09:26 PM
haha. thats great. i have 20/10 vision in my right eye and 20/1200 vision in my left (probably higher by now) - i can't even read the top letter on an eye chart with my left eye (although i know what it is).

Mark Rejhon
11-10-2005, 10:09 PM
Mark I did try your suggestion but bumped it up to 10, but considering that I was using 13 i think that is an amazing improvement. NJBB but unfortunately i still need my glasses.Actually, I use BBMillibankTall/10/Bold a lot too. Since I also use my BlackBerry as an electronic notepad for other people - as I am deaf, sometimes I like to communicate in person by BlackBerry by handing the device back and fourth.

For higher resolution screens such as the 7100 and 8700, the BBMillibankTall/10/Bold is my favourite choice.

corporate
11-10-2005, 10:39 PM
Try switching to BBMillibankTall/8/Bold .... Approximately the same amount of text, yet much more readable.

I gave it a whirl and recoiled - I suppose it really is to each their own :D

KonTiki
11-10-2005, 10:45 PM
. . . Since I also use my BlackBerry as an electronic notepad for other people . . .
Mark I actually like the size 13 but the problem was that not much fit on the screen, I had really not played with those fonts much once I found it, I guess we are creatures of habit after all. However, once I tried this one at size 10 it felt comfortable enough and I have kept it, thanks for the suggestion. And here I actually thought this thread was going to be a little goofy like some others we see around but it really turned out to be helpful.

Mark Rejhon
11-11-2005, 02:11 AM
Actually now I think about it some more, I use BBMillibankTall/10/Bold much more often than any other size, just because the font is very easily glanceable, and actually ideal on higher-resolution BlackBerries. On those, 8-point starts to look too small.

However, when using MobileSSH, I do like small fonts to squeeze more screen real estate to avoid horizontal scrolling. But for reading emails, I prefer 10. Much easier to read while I am walking, since I'm often a walker-and-typer, bigger fonts easy to read while my hand bumps around a little. I commute on foot between home and work.

ShaneToronto
11-11-2005, 03:50 AM
BBmillibank/10/plain
I find this is ideal. The bold is too messy and 8 is too small. I feel like goldilocks.

jlopatin
11-11-2005, 12:21 PM
bbmillibanktall/6/plain


that was as small as i could get it!

stonent
11-11-2005, 03:50 PM
BBMilibank/6/Plain

:)

compscibOi
11-11-2005, 05:33 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7250/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

On this post - does anyone know how to bold a single word when writing an email? Whay if you only want to bold just one word ??? Thanks for I am on my BB now and the answer would be greatly appriciated

Stew
11-11-2005, 08:21 PM
Is there anyway to change the boldness of text in the browser? There doesnt seem to be an option for it.

KonTiki
11-11-2005, 09:00 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7250/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

On this post - does anyone know how to bold a single word when writing an email? Whay if you only want to bold just one word ??? Thanks for I am on my BB now and the answer would be greatly appriciated

Unless you are using an application such as eWord I do not think that there is a way in the compose part of the message application built in the BlackBerry.


Is there anyway to change the boldness of text in the browser? There doesnt seem to be an option for it.

No