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Download location for Arial-16.bdf
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Download location for Arial-16.bdf

by Russell2Point0 on Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:41 am

Hi,
There are some projects that want font/Arial-16.bdf.
I cannot find a download location for it.

Please tell me where it comes from.
Thanks for your help,
Russ

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Re: Download location for Arial-16.bdf

by dastels on Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:55 am


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Re: Download location for Arial-16.bdf

by Russell2Point0 on Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:10 pm



Thanks, Dastels.

As a service to those who follow:
I couldn't figure out how to download this file from github, and I could not find the zip for the PyPortal Alarm Clock which almost certainly contains it (although I am moderately sure it must exist somewhere) so I went Old-School.

I did the following:
- Click the font filename in the file table;
- - you will be tempted right-click/Download Linked File - forget it - this is not a link to the file, it is a link to a page that displays the file in a text box.
- In the next page, you see the file contents in a text box.
- - Oddly, there is no "download" here either.
- To the right of the text box's title there is a "Raw" button. Click it.
- The text changes from syntax-coloured to plainsong.
- Select the lot and copy it.
- Open a text editor - I am using a Mac, so I opened a terminal window and started vi. This will also work on Linux. Windows folks will know what to do...
- Paste the 7,366 lines of the font file into the editor and save as Arial-16.bdf.
- Copy it to your CIRCUITPY/fonts folder (you might need to create the fonts directly - it goes at the top level beside the lib folder.)

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Re: Download location for Arial-16.bdf

by dastels on Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:01 pm

In retrospect, I could have linked you to the bundle link from the project guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/pages/15335/elements/3021285/download?type=zip, but it contains lots of other stuff.

Dave

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Re: Download location for Arial-16.bdf

by Russell2Point0 on Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:34 am

dastels wrote:In retrospect, I could have linked you to the bundle link from the project guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/pages/15335/elements/3021285/download?type=zip, but it contains lots of other stuff.

Dave


Dave, I hunted around for that, couldn't find it. But thank you - I'll load it up and have a tinker.
Russ

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