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Emulator Issues #8362

Make IPL fonts width-compatible

Added by flacs over 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
GFX
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
N/A
Issue type:
Feature request
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

Dolphin's new free IPL fonts (see PR 1877) are not width-compatible with the original fonts. This shouldn't break things but it might word-wrap text differently and stuff like that.

To fix this, we should check how the current font looks when the glyph widths are set to their original values and if it looks awful, find a font that is either width-compatible or at least not awfully non-compatible. The original fonts have pretty weird proportions though, so I'm not too optimistic about this.


Related issues

Has duplicate Emulator - Emulator Issues #8350: GameCube Service Disc-Poorly Rendered TextDuplicate

Has duplicate Emulator - Emulator Issues #8489: Improper Rendering of TextDuplicate

Has duplicate Emulator - Emulator Issues #8653: Improper Font WidthsDuplicate

Has duplicate Emulator - Emulator Issues #9077: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition - Distorted text during "Now Loading" screenDuplicate

History

#1 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

An example of a place where things are a bit more broken is CleanRip. CleanRip contains text strings like "Press A to continue", with an A button image drawn on top of the A character. The positions for the button images are hardcoded, so they end up in the wrong places when Dolphin's font is used. Luckily, this doesn't affect many users because using CleanRip in Dolphin is rather useless. I hope that more popular software (licensed games) don't do ugly things like this.

#2 Updated by jimbo1qaz over 4 years ago

Are the font widths copyrighted? I assume not. Can't you just rescale the glyphs horizontally to match the original aspect ratios?

#3 Updated by JosJuice over 4 years ago

issue 8489 has been merged into this issue.

#4 Updated by JosJuice about 4 years ago

issue 8653 has been merged into this issue.

#5 Updated by JosJuice about 4 years ago

issue 8350 has been merged into this issue.

#6 Updated by kolano over 3 years ago

Listing a few other titles listed on the Wiki as effected by this issue:
* Kururin Squash!
* GiFTPiA

#7 Updated by JosJuice over 3 years ago

  • Has duplicate Emulator Issues #9077: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition - Distorted text during "Now Loading" screen added

#8 Updated by xerxes over 2 years ago

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Bonus Disc is also affected by this, GameID PM4E01. The new english fonts introduced in 4.0-5097 made it worse.

How it looked before: https://i.gyazo.com/5690c372a3c927ddee3920df54823b21.png
How it looked after, and still looks in 5.0-1444: https://i.gyazo.com/ad9bff33ff1f44f22629be63d26b0a31.png

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