leaderboards, objectives block have nearly unreadable fonts in new update

Case number:845833-2011265
Topic:Game: Display
Opened by:BootsMcGraw
Status:Open
Type:Bug
Opened on:Friday, February 26, 2021 - 02:02
Last modified:Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 02:06

I just had the newest version uploaded into "Main". The fonts on the leaderboards and the objectives block look like they were made with a 1990's dot matrix printer. They are difficult to read, and they look AWFUL.

Please revert the fonts back to whatever they were pre-update. It wasn't broke... it shouldn't have been "fixed".

(Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:02  |  4 comments)


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Thanks for the feedback Boots, we're looking into this.

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It would seem that the old fonts were made from vector graphics, and the new fonts are made from raster/bitmap graphics, if you need a direction in which to look.

Disclaimer: I am not a computer scientist, nor do I play one on TV.

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Hey Boots, can you send me a screenshot so I can see what you're seeing? You can just post a screenshot to #veteran and tag me (@Josh), I'll find it.

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I'll do you one better, Josh.

I took a screenshot of the leaderboard for a current puzzle and a screenshot of the leaderboard from a puzzle from several months ago, and placed them one above the other for comparison on a .jpg file.

You can find it here:

https://ibb.co/kX5kXrm

The old font is (literally) clearly better.

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