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Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:29 am
by Yannos
I use Way point and Courses with an Edge 800: Very happy :D
I have just one question : I do not see very closely because I am sighted ( nearly 56 years old, nobody is perfect :cry: :cry: :lol: )
While riding my MTB, shaking all over, it is a bit difficult to read the symbols as they are a bit too small, and on top of thatI cannot read " Droite" or "Gauche".
I read carefully the Edge 800 manuel but did not find anything on this issue.
So, It should be great if these labels coud be bigger. If not possible a big "D" and "G" should be ok.... or red for "Gauche" and green for " Droite"

Thanks for your reply

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:55 am
by old_man_biking
This is not a plugin question, but a Garmin Edge800 question, right?

The Garmin outdoor GPS units (e.g. Colorado) let you change font size for different types of items.
The corresponding settings page on the Edge is Settings:System:Map.
There's no font size setting however. There's a contrast setting "Map Visibilty". Maybe playing with this provides some improvement.

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:44 am
by Stumpjumper68
You can change the typfile for your map. Do a search on changing typefile for Garmin maps. Sorry I cannot help any further I just read about it that it's possible.
Ahh thinking a bit further, I'm using opentmtb maps there it's possible to choose between 3 different typfiles during install.

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:12 am
by old_man_biking
Yep, this is possible. But it requires in depth knowledge of Garmin map creation.

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:12 am
by Yannos
Thank you for your feedback.
However I am using a Garmin Edge 800 with Topo France and it seems quite impossible to change the size..
Never mind.

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:09 am
by Stumpjumper68
If you would like to take a look: http://ati.land.cz/gps/typdecomp/

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:46 am
by Yannos
Danke schön Stumpjumper68. I had a look but it is too complicated for me .... I'm no computer :cry: :cry: .
Never mind, I will continue as before.

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:00 pm
by Stumpjumper68
I kept my fingers away as well. :wink:

Re: Is it possible to get bigger labels?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:19 pm
by old_man_biking
I use it. That's why I didn't recommend it to non-techies :lol: