UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics. UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics. UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics.

Services I provide

Additional fonts

One of the main features of UTFT_GHL is the ability to add additional fonts. These are supplied as .bin or .bin16 files. You can specify any TTF/OTF font of your choice and I will supply the corresponding bin files. If the TTF/OTF is non standard (not supplied with Windows) you will need to supply it for me to convert.

I offer three choices for supply of fonts, either 10 sizes of a single typeface as close as possible in size to the standard BVS fonts (13, 15, 19, 22, 28, 34, 43, 56, 74 & 112), an alternative set of sizes (20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110), or a single size larger than 112 pixels tall.

Single large font taller than 112 pixels $5

Single jumbo font taller than 240 pixels $10

Other requests by negotiation!

Important notes about font generation

Font generation is rather complex! While I have done my best to get the desired height in pixels, this cannot be absolutely guaranteed. The height will never be taller than the requested size, but can be a few pixels less, usually only by 1-3 pixels if not exact. The size requested is also not the height of any character contained within the font! This is because the font height is measured from the bottom most pixel to the top most pixel of the entire range of characters, where underscore '_' is always the bottom most pixel and characters like ÀĜ etc will occupy the upper most pixels.

The standard fonts I supply are inclusive of ASCII characters 33-255, but be aware that many mainstream fonts do not populate characters 127-160. Before purchasing any fonts, if you can contact me, I will convert your requested font(s) and add the results to the Font examples page. Please study the examples before purchase! If you compare the two slideshows, you will see that the characters are bigger for the 33-126 character set, this is because there is no wasted space accomodating things like Accents, Graves and Umlauts. To see what this means visually, see the Font examples page.

Additional Windows application (Font<->Folder)

It could be argued, the most significant benefit of UTFT_GHL is the ability to extract the entire contents of the Font IC to a folder on your local hard drive. Once you have done this, you can immediately see at a glance what items are on your Font IC and the index number of each item. This local folder can then be copied and altered to suit several projects! There is also a special folder where you can drag any number (subject to available space on the Font IC!) of additional items you wish to be included in the next Font IC rebuild. This makes life so much easier than individually adding items using the default application supplied with UTFT_GHL!

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Starter pack: Font<->Folder + Four standard font sets of your choice $35

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Font<->Folder $25

Subsequent copies of Font<->Folder if you have more than one Font IC $10

Unlimited Font<->Folder $40

**Any fonts purchased can be used with all Font ICs you may own**

Example folder output from Font<->Folder

This is a very useful and powerful tool for the management of your Font IC contents! For an in-depth (and quite lengthy!) demonstration of Win_Font<->Folder in action see this video :-

You might wish to zoom in to 125% or watch fullscreen on Youtube.

(Note when I refer to 1Mb I mean 1 HEX Megabit =16MB)

 

*** Coming soon ***

The third addition to the family of UTFT_GHL supporting PC applications :- Win_FontConverter!

I have an anticipated sale price of $25, you can register your interest here.

 

Additional licences

In an attempt to slow down third party suppliers, it has been necessary to build in a degree of software protection in the form of licencing. When you receive your Font IC equipped display, you have a single licence to allow the Windows support applications to work on a single computer. If you require the ability to use additional computers, additional licences are required. Each Font IC can support a maximum of 15 licenses.

Additional licences are $10 or two for $15.

Upgrade of older CTE displays

ColdTears will supply an upgraded Font IC for existing customers available here.

UK Customers only, I will supply a new Font IC for £10+£2p&p if you would like faster service than China Post!

Limited Technical Support

I am happy to deal with technical issues or problems involving your use of UTFT_GHL, but this does not include teaching you how to program Arduino! The Arduino Forums are there for that purpose!