since "Terminal" does not seem to work on the emulator, I'm currently experimenting with text output using the graphics object itself.
This is why I wondered how many characters one could show per line using the default font (see this Gist, which you may also immediately load into the emulator and run).
The answer is: you can show 60 characters per line!
This means just 4 pixels per character (including spacing!)
I do not know how it will look on a real device, but it seems still readable on my desktop (ok, I have to admit, it uses a retina display...)
Yep, it's reasonably readable :) Thanks for the gist + emulator links - they're really helpful :)
what is really, really helpful is that you implemented that feature into your emulator!!!!
Thanks a lot for all your effort!
(now I'm eagerly waiting for my first Bangle.js device)
@Andreas_Rozek: Isn't it 40 characters (not 60)?
Meaning 6 pixels per character including 1 pixel spacing.
it WAS 60 when I first tried it (that's why I was able to print a complete ASCII table on the display) but, it seems as if the default font would have changed recently.
@Gordon: did you change default settings when updating the emulator? How can I explicitly set the font I used yesterday?
[EDIT] I meanwhile found out, that calling
will change everything back for my test (Gists have been updated accordingly). Normally, switching to the larger font might be a good idea - as long as developers know that they could display more text, if necessary.
...made a cheap terminal a while ago (on a different, but comparable display)... text goes around... http://forum.espruino.com/comments/12605583/
Wow, great - thank you very much!
Ahh - yes, it's because I modified the Emulator to use more of Bangle.js's code - which sets the font from 4x6 to 6x8 by default.
I'm trying to move more towards g.setFont("4x6") as g.setFontBitmap() isn't as obvious :)
I've updated my Gists accordingly.
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