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13th June 2008, 06:14 PM |#21  
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I installed on my Q9c and I still get that font issue with large text boxes in PIE, however, I'm willing to put up with it at this point since the 6-day layout means I don't have to reboot the phone to see the latest forecast.

Any idea what might be causing the font issue? Since this weather panel is basically just scripts reading XML files and making registry changes, I can't imagine that it'd be too hard to figure out what's causing the PIE font issue. The font issue isn't a huge deal and I'd completely ignore it if it weren't for the fact that the digital font makes no differentiation between upper and lower case and many special characters just show up as boxes.

I dumped the 10-day panel and added a link to the Weather Update in my links panel if I ever decide to manually update the weather.

After messing around with things for a while, I finally figured it out. I renamed \Windows\LCD.ttf to LCD.bak and rebooted. Now PIE uses its regular Courier font instead of the LCD font. Weird issue and I'm surprised that PIE seems to randomly grab a fixed-width font from \Windows but whatever. This fix probably means I can't use the LCD clock font, but I'm not using that option anyway. Probably just a Moto Q9c issue.

I'm very happy! Small Paypal donation made. (Note, Organic, your latest version thread here doesn't have a Paypal link - found it on another thread.)

While digging around, I noticed that the SPWeather.home.xml files and most of the cpr files are using the Nina font, which I don't think my phone has. My default chome_320x240.cpr file uses Segoe. Several of the portrait-style cpr files use Segoe instead of Nina.
 
 
13th June 2008, 06:43 PM |#22  
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Great application! Useful, beatiful graphic, fully integrated with UI and layout; try to sell it to MS (or to HTC), before they copy the concept and the code
13th June 2008, 07:44 PM |#23  
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right now my weather update will only go up to 20%. I have an HTC dash with the proxy...
13th June 2008, 08:13 PM |#24  
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this app is specifically written for the sliding panel homescreen. The sliding panel homescreen is only available on the WM 6.1 platform. So no. it does not and will not work on the WM6 interface

Thank you.
No hope it can be adapted to WM6, to use it as a plugin for home?
At present I'm using Fizz Weather, but I really like the crisp graphics of NRG Weather.
13th June 2008, 08:20 PM |#25  
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i fixed the downloading problem, now my questions is what layout are the sample pictures using? I set the 6 day layout, but the background is not transparent like the ones displayed?

this problem is still occurring??? I dont get it. i can go to PIE and it that works fine.
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13th June 2008, 08:24 PM |#26  
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i fixed the downloading problem, now my questions is what layout are the sample pictures using? I set the 6 day layout, but the background is not transparent like the ones displayed?

He's using a dark, but partially transparent image on the slide, this is due to the fact that he's trying to make all of the info appear better on the screen as to adapt to different types of wallpapers people use. If you used a very light background image for example, and he didnt use that filter, the white text would be difficult to see.
13th June 2008, 08:32 PM |#27  
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Is anybody experiencing any alignment problems with the bottom temps on the new layout ?
13th June 2008, 09:23 PM |#28  
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Is anybody experiencing any alignment problems with the bottom temps on the new layout ?

Afraid so... but I'm sure you can fix it!
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Nope, no problems here!

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wtf? Another Adrian? haha.
13th June 2008, 10:01 PM |#30  
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EDIT: NM, fixed it.
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There's a new autoupdate mechanism that uses the phone's notification system. It looks at the last time yahoo updated their servers and counts 65 minutes from that.. then it updates And so on...

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