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Old 16-06-2019, 04:01   #1
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Soundings data unreadable

I'm running OpenCPN 5.0.0 on a Raspberry pi.

The soundings data I see is barely readable. It's the same at any level of zoom and affects both CM93 and OESENC charts. I can't seem to find any obvious settings that might affect this and would really appreciate it if someone could help me.

If I adjust the chart object scale factor the text becomes bigger but not much clearer.

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Old 16-06-2019, 04:41   #2
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After playing about with the scaling factor I think I've now managed to get something which is usable, I'd have preferred small crisp text but at least the bigger text can be read even though it takes up a lot of space and adds clutter.

What I see now is a reasonable compromise.
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Old 16-06-2019, 06:49   #3
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I think the crispness has more to do with the color of the text than the resolution!
Perhaps there should be a way to adjust that? I agree with you about this, but it is much improved since bdbcat made the soundings text adjustible!
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Yes the colour contrast is probably more of the issue. The ability to scale the text is definitely an excellent option though.
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Take into account that the digits (and decimals) of soundings are raster icons not vector objects.
Hence scaling will bring up results that are not plain eye candy.
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Bcn, that's right, I forgot they are raster. Hence there is also a difficulty changing the color, unless there is some easy way to change all the icons.... but as I recall they are all in one giant raster file...and modifying that becomes problematical.
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