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I upgraded from betaflight 3.X to betaflight 4.1.X and now my OSD displays weird symbols.

It seems to have replaced the crosshair. (The 3 L shapes in the center)

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Expected result:

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How can I fix it?

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  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried going into BetaFlight and changing the OSD layout? $\endgroup$
    – Jacob B
    Commented May 1, 2020 at 2:46
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    $\begingroup$ Which are the weird symbols? Most of those look perfectly normal? $\endgroup$
    – ifconfig
    Commented May 1, 2020 at 3:02
  • $\begingroup$ You should be able to adjust/change the crosshair in the BetaFlight OSD settings. $\endgroup$
    – Jacob B
    Commented May 1, 2020 at 3:11
  • $\begingroup$ Changing the crosshair position, disabling and re-enabling it didn't work. I had to reupload the font. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – JoRouss
    Commented May 1, 2020 at 3:12
  • $\begingroup$ per your follow up instructions, the copter needs to be powered up (lipo, not just USB) to upload and save the font, right? $\endgroup$
    – tchthsky
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 9:27

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I fixed it by re-uploading the font to the flight controller.

Some people report they need to power the quad with a LiPo for this to work. I did not need to.

  1. Go to Betaflight's "OSD" tab
  2. Click "Font Manager"
  3. Click "Upload Font"

I'm now back with a normal crosshair.

As @3k pointed out,

The reason for this is that the character set has changed between versions so it has to be updated on the copter.

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    $\begingroup$ This answer should be accepted. The reason for this is that the character set has changed between versions so it has to be updated on the copter $\endgroup$
    – 3k-
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I'll edit with your statement $\endgroup$
    – JoRouss
    Commented May 3, 2020 at 4:14

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