[PD] Font weirdness with 0.43test

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Aug 21 19:50:53 CEST 2010

On Fri, 20 Aug 2010, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> Inconsolata is an awesome font, by far the best fixed-font I've seen 
> anywhere.  That's why made Pd use it if it can find it.  Otherwise it 
> settles on what Tcl/Tk decides to call "courier" (see Tk font docs).
>   set testfonts {"Inconsolata" "Courier New" "Liberation Mono" "FreeMono" \
>                      "DejaVu Sans Mono" "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono"}

Why don't you just stick with DejaVu Sans Mono that we all got used to ?

Is the default size of Inconsolata exactly the same character size (6px by 
13px) as the default size of DejaVu Sans Mono ?

Then the IEMGUI font size just doesn't follow in a cross-platform way. I 
had to add the use of my new abstraction [doc_iemfont] so that IEMGUI 
labels have sizes that match those of standard pd "size 10" text (size 10 
according to .pd format and FONT BOMB).

Then I've been told that Pd (41 or 42 ?) for Windows has a default font 
and font size that make characters not 6 by 13. (I can't verify this now 
because my Windows partition committed suicide by... deleting its own dll 
files or something) ... so... ask Jonathan.

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