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GVN-52 font allignment

#1 Post by ketanitem » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:03 am

Hi all, dunno if this has been brought up before (try search no luck). I recently bought nuvi 200
and found out that using the same maps data, the font on nuvi is much better than the font (talking
about the allignment) on my GVN-52 , any idea how to fix this?

thank you.

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#2 Post by trajet2b » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:20 am

Do you mean the fonts is nice in your Nuvi and jagged in your Pana HU?

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#3 Post by ketanitem » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:24 am

Wow that's quick! Yes you are right. (and yes I am using HU panasonic).
Furthermore, it looks like font without the anti alias, if you know what i mean.

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#4 Post by trajet2b » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:44 am

your Nuvi having a small screen size of 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5" diag (8.9 cm)
with 320 x 240 pixels giving you a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Your Pana is a 6.5" 16:9 aspect ratio.

If you display a 4:3 image on a 16:9 it will stretch a little bit.

Also displaying the same image file resolution over a 3.5" Nuvi screen will look much better over 6.5" Panasonic screen.

Same like if you print a 640x480 on a 3R will look sharper then when printed on 4R.

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#5 Post by ketanitem » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:54 am

That's true, but what I meant is .. (how to put it? ..)
Say I have a street name which is shown diagonally on the screen, with GVN it is shown with each character heading North.
This is the example of GVN font showing diagonal names (don't mind the '.')
S
...T
......R
........E
...........E
..............T

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#6 Post by trajet2b » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:25 am

i see what you mean. Don't think you can do anything about it
Image

When in this mode, it display the road names slightly differently.
Image

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#7 Post by ketanitem » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:09 am

Yes that's what I meant. I was going to upload some pictures, but you did it first.
On the 3D mode, only horizontal names, no diagonals ...
Nothing I can do ...? :cry: Thanks man, for the update.

Is it the same thing with Kenwood DNX7100?

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#8 Post by trajet2b » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:31 am

ketanitem wrote:Yes that's what I meant. I was going to upload some pictures, but you did it first.
On the 3D mode, only horizontal names, no diagonals ...
Nothing I can do ...? :cry: Thanks man, for the update.

Is it the same thing with Kenwood DNX7100?
Apparently the 7100 does not have the same problem.
Click Here

another one 510
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maybe there is hope, you can pm or email to sammy or fredchong?

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#9 Post by ketanitem » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:37 am

Dear bro trajet2b,

Apparently I didn't pay enough attention, on 3D mode it still display the same font allignment.
Take a look at this. I am using S/W version 2.1 (GVN-52 china version).
GVN-52 3D.JPG
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Kenwood really rocks then :( And thanks for the explanation.
I will dig in the forum to look for their email.

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Re: GVN-52 font allignment

#10 Post by trajet2b » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:46 am

bro ketanitem,

i know how you feel man. This is crap! The way they do it, is for supporting chinese text display.

Can you write to Garmin to see if they can have some updates that can display english text properly on the GN-52 China version?

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