Glyph Bitmap size is too big!

Hello @kisvegabor
The Glyph bitmaps are taking too much flash space. Is there any way to reduce it down.
I’m using 16 bpp format and LVGL version is 8.3.5
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That’s my Font Usage-

/*==================
 *   FONT USAGE
 *===================*/

/*Montserrat fonts with ASCII range and some symbols using bpp = 4
 *https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Montserrat*/
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_8  0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_10 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_12 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_14 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_16 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_18 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_20 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_22 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_24 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_26 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_28 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_30 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_32 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_34 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_36 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_38 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_40 1
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_42 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_44 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_46 0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_48 0

/*Demonstrate special features*/
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_12_SUBPX      0
#define LV_FONT_MONTSERRAT_28_COMPRESSED 0  /*bpp = 3*/
#define LV_FONT_DEJAVU_16_PERSIAN_HEBREW 0  /*Hebrew, Arabic, Persian letters and all their forms*/
#define LV_FONT_SIMSUN_16_CJK            0  /*1000 most common CJK radicals*/

/*Pixel perfect monospace fonts*/
#define LV_FONT_UNSCII_8  0
#define LV_FONT_UNSCII_16 0

/*Optionally declare custom fonts here.
 *You can use these fonts as default font too and they will be available globally.
 *E.g. #define LV_FONT_CUSTOM_DECLARE   LV_FONT_DECLARE(my_font_1) LV_FONT_DECLARE(my_font_2)*/
#define LV_FONT_CUSTOM_DECLARE

/*Always set a default font*/
#define LV_FONT_DEFAULT &lv_font_montserrat_14

/*Enable handling large font and/or fonts with a lot of characters.
 *The limit depends on the font size, font face and bpp.
 *Compiler error will be triggered if a font needs it.*/
#define LV_FONT_FMT_TXT_LARGE 0

/*Enables/disables support for compressed fonts.*/
#define LV_USE_FONT_COMPRESSED 0

/*Enable subpixel rendering*/
#define LV_USE_FONT_SUBPX 0
#if LV_USE_FONT_SUBPX
    /*Set the pixel order of the display. Physical order of RGB channels. Doesn't matter with "normal" fonts.*/
    #define LV_FONT_SUBPX_BGR 0  /*0: RGB; 1:BGR order*/
#endif

/*Enable drawing placeholders when glyph dsc is not found*/
#define LV_USE_FONT_PLACEHOLDER 1

Best Regards,
Keshav Aggarwal

Yes, you can do a couple of things:

  • use only the characters you need. In the Online font converter instead of specifying the “Range” you can add the “Symbols” you need one by one
  • lower the bpp. The built-in fonts has bpp=4, but bpp=2 should work in some cases too.
  • enable font compression in the converter
  • use tiny_ttf to render the character form a ttf file in run time
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