[PD] font sizes WAS: Idiomatic Pd

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 20:23:29 CEST 2008

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2008, at 10:29 AM, Matt Barber wrote:
>>> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:02:05 -0400
>>> From: marius schebella <marius.schebella at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [PD] Idiomatic Pd
>>> To: pd-list at iem.at
>>> Message-ID: <488F22DD.6060505 at gmail.com>
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>>> I am quite pedantic in regard to spacing and aligning of objects. I
>>> started to space all objects using ctrl+arrow keys. that way all  
>>> objects
>>> are spaced like on a grid and always a multiple of 10px away of  
>>> each other.
>>> I don't know if that should go into a style guide, but for "official"
>>> patches like tutorials it could be considered.
>> Yes, I am this way too -- but with font sizes sometimes being
>> different from one platform to the next, and even between extended and
>> vanilla, it's really hard to ensure that things will line up sweetly
>> every time you open it, everywhere.
> If font sizes are indeed different on Pd-extended, then that's a  
> bug.  From all my tests, they are pixel-accurate on all three  
> platforms since 0.39.3.  You might have the problem where Tcl/Tk  
> can't load the fonts properly on GNU/Linux, which is addressed in  
> this FAQ:
> http://puredata.info/docs/faq/on-gnu-linux-the-fonts-are-strange-and- 
> or-too-big-or-small
> Otherwise, if you are indeed seeing different font/pixel sizes with  
> Pd-extended 0.40.3 then please file a bug report with as much detail  
> as possible and an example patch.
> .hc

I think matt was referring to font differences _on vanilla_ bet. 
different platforms. and font differences bet pdx and vanilla. but 
english is not my first language, maybe I am wrong...

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