[PD] fonts on GNU/Linux

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu May 17 15:38:19 CEST 2007

Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> >Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> >
> >>Has anyone been able to get the DejaVu font to work with Pd-extended
> >>on GNU/Linux?  I just switched the default font to Bitstream Vera,
> >>which comes with GNOME and maybe KDE.  I can't get that to work  
> >>either.
> >
> >Try Courier. ;)
> I would have left it at courier, but from my tests, Courier is not  
> the same font on each platform.  There were notable differences in  
> size and shape across platforms.
> This is the last hang-up, the current nightly build is pixel exact on  
> all the measures I did, except on Mac OS X the font is 1 pixel lower  
> in the object box.  I think I can fix that too.

I was just joking with that Courier.

I had downloaded the latest autobuild and I get the Vera font just
fine (compared to a Vim set to the same font).

However I hate to bring this up again, but better now then never: 

Would you reconsider your choice of a skinny font?

I still would prefer a bold font. I am absolutely not, in no way, able
to read the normal font as comfortable as the Bt Vera Bold I use in
Vim and rxvt. And yes: I tried to use a normal font with Vim etc. in
the past as well, but it just doesn't work for my eyesight. Maybe
IOhannes feels the same.

The normal font for me also blends with the borders too much. I'm not
saying this for aesthetic, but for purely ergonomical reason: I'm not
able to use this version of Pd-extended, because the anorexic font
literally hurts after a while. 

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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