Variable width font on a nokia 3310 LCD

Hi!

I just arrived in the Arduino world, I played around a bit to get used to it and now here I'm with my first post.

I'm trying to do some stuff with a nokia 3310 LCD screen I've got from ebay. I got the screen running just a few hours after I got it thanx to some sample code. http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/PCD8544

Now, since I want to display a lot of text on the screen, I want to use variable with fonts... I've been looking for ages for some simple effective code to do so, but I can't find any. For more than a month now, I'm trying to write my own code, but I can't create something useful.

Is there someone who can help me with this?

Thanks a lot!

You mean, fonts like these? http://code.google.com/p/u8glib/wiki/fontsize
Most of them have variable character width.

And: U8glib supports PCD8544 :wink:

Oliver

Thanks!

Do you maybe know if it’s possible to start at a new line when the text has reached the right end of the screen?

Jeroen

For sure this is possible, but there is no predefined algorithm to do this.

If I understand you correctly, then you want to solve the following problem. Assume there is a long sentence: "This is a very long text." With a given font, only the substring "This is a very long t" fits to your screen. Then you would like to break the string at the last blank and put the missing part on the next line: "This is a very long" "text."

The only thing U8glib supports you, is to return the pixel width for a string with a specified font. u8g.getStrWidth("This is a very long text.") might return a value, which is larger than your screen width u8g.getStrWidth("This is a very long") might return a value, which is smaller than your screen width and you will know that this fits to your screen (if you start drawing at the beginning of the screen).

So i think, "yes" it is possible and you will get all necessary information from u8glib.

Oliver