Changing Font Size
I really like the Unified Remote concept, and I'm particularly interested in using it to help partially-sighted users be able to operate a computer. One problem I'm having with the standard keyboard is that although the buttons themselves are quite large, the font size being used is fairly small. For most keys there is a huge amount of blank space around the text.
I can't find any settings that allow this to be changed. Changing to the dark theme helps to improve contrast, but it's still not enough. Is there any way to be able to set a maximum font size and have the app 'scale to fit' (or wrap) when an occasionally longer bit of text is too large for the button?
You are correct. I cannot see a font size control for buttons.
If you are trying to use incoming text that changes for the buttons you might be out of luck...... but if the text in your buttons is fixed for the remote then I would suggest screen capturing the text on your computer as .png files (a screenshot should do it).... and then showing that as an "icon" in the button...... https://github.com/unifiedremote/Docs/blob/master/controls/button.md and see "icon"...... which has "scaling".......
Many thanks for your thoughts David. It's an interesting idea, and I can see how it might work... but given the target users then I'm really looking for something a little more straightforward.
I'm puzzled why the app doesn't have some sort of font sizing. Is there a technical restriction which causes that (although I can't think what it might be), or is it about performance maybe? Even as a normally sighted user, seeing an alphabetic key as a single letter that occupies what appears to be <10% of the available button area just appears odd to me anyway.
Sorry, no idea why, although both Android and ios constrain some possibilities for developers, and this could be one of them. Fonts, spacing etc. can cause a lot of problems when trying to correctly display in a box.
Could there be an app that would help? You have probably already looked...... something like this?.....
Thanks again David. I really do appreciate your input. But unfortunately there are still some issues here - it's still not a straightforward solution, and creates other problems - for those keys with longer labels they would overflow the box, so ideally some 'scale to width' capability would be really helpful. I don't see that with this type of utility.
You are right that the platforms do impose some restrictions around what can and can't be done, but there are several examples of how you can use different font sizes (such as in web pages, or in emails, or in the various office-style apps that are available). It feels like it ought to be possible to be more flexible.
I think you could make the letters PNG images and then used the scale fit or fill options to fill the available space.
<button ontap="type_a" image="letter_a.png" scale="fit" />