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Posted on: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:28 pm

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larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
Hi,

You may have noticed that the digits in the Sudoku puzzle are larger than before.

This was in response to a user's request, who wrote that the small numbers gave him a headache

Now I have some new feedback saying the larger numbers are "disturbing"

What do people think? Should it be a switch maybe?

Patrick

Posted on: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:36 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
pnm wrote:
Hi,

You may have noticed that the digits in the Sudoku puzzle are larger than before.

This was in response to a user's request, who wrote that the small numbers gave him a headache

Now I have some new feedback saying the larger numbers are "disturbing"

What do people think? Should it be a switch maybe?

Patrick

I think I prefer the smaller numbers, but it could be just because I'm used to them.

BTW, if you bold a number it gets small again.

Posted on: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:16 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
I very often find I like 'the old way' better and, like mparisi, wonder if it is nothing more than familiarity. But I definitely like the bigger numbers. But if it is disturbing others then I would be okay with reverting. I would always use bold before to make them stand out and I haven't even broken that habit yet.

Posted on: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:17 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
I was wondering if the number size could be adjusted like the puzzle size can be adjusted. That way, anybody who likes smaller or larger numbers won't negatively affect anybody else's size preference. I personally have no preference, by the way.

Posted on: Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:23 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
I like Skeeter84 idea, but I prefer a slightly smaller number because when you are solving them on the screen, the input numbers don't appear much different than the new numbers.......maybe you could make them lighter in colour or a completely different colour

Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:56 am

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
The new large starter numbers are fine but I like the way the player inserted numbers go small when the solution is reached. It would be nice if they went small as soon as they are inserted.

Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:01 am

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
sjs34's suggestion is a good one too.....but I would guess that would defeat the purpose of larger numbers for the user who has a tough time seeing the smaller numbers......I still think you should just change the color of the given numbers( ie: red)

Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:05 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
I like the big numbers, but I do think it would be a good idea to build in a switch to choose the number size.

Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:46 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
I don't matter the lager digits, but I prefer to switch from Arial to Calibri.
Because Arial 5 and 6 seem the same to my worsening eyes.
Calibri 5 and 6 differ more.

Posted on: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:04 pm

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Re: larger digits in the Sudoku, is this an improvement?
I noticed the difference.
I do not find it a problem.

I like the suggestion of a person being able to change it to their preference, but I do not know how hard it would be to implement that change.

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