[PD] pd font finetuning with tk scaling ?

Miller Puckette mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Sat Nov 26 19:40:48 CET 2005

Well, they're given to TK as "points", but then in s_main.c, a setup
routine, glob_initfromgui(), actually searches through the fonts for
those closest to the desired _pixel_ size.  At tha time I believe TK
had no way of specifying pixel size.  I'm not sure what the truth is
now; you can feed TK negative "point sizes" that are supposed to generate
known pixel sizes, but there are at least three dimensions to a font
size and I don't know how the single number maps to them.  Ugh...


On Sat, Nov 26, 2005 at 01:24:59PM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Nov 26, 2005, at 1:03 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> >On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, Andre Schmidt wrote:
> >
> >>http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.5/TkCmd/tk.htm#M7
> >>"tk scaling ?-displayof window? ?number?
> >[...]
> >>wouldnt this mean that we could do pixel accurate, measurements and
> >>finetuning (calibration) on the client to get the desired font size ?
> >
> >This only applies to distances not specified in pixels.
> >
> >>i made a test and added "tk scaling 1.5" in the beginning of "pd.tk"
> >>made a test pacth with all gui objects having font size 10... but it
> >>seems to affect only labels, and nmb2 : http://osku.de/allgui.png
> >
> >So now you know which are the things currently specified in pixels...  
> >that
> >is, almost everything. I don't think "tk scaling" will help us.
> So that means that the comment font is being specified in pixels  
> somewhere.  That is something that I don't remmeber seeing at all.   
> AFAIK, all of the font definitions in pd.tk/u_main.tk using point  
> numbers.  Where are the point numbers being converted into pixels?
> .hc
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