[PD] Font weirdness with 0.43test

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Tue Aug 24 22:38:44 CEST 2010

Long as there's a way to fix a problem I'm having:  in message boxes with
many lines of text, you can easily click on one character and select one above
it... it gets very confusing.  (Fedora 13 out-of-box).

I'm guessing that in the current version the GUI simply tells Pd what size
the font ought to have had instead of the genuine one.  Pd could easily
expand the box to the ought-to size (at least optionally for those wishing
to make cross-platform patches) but should know about the text's actual size
anyway.  To be continued...


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 01:21:08AM -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Aug 23, 2010, at 7:01 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 01:39:08PM -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> >>BTW I've been using Pd-Extended's Linux/OSX default font size as the
> >>basis for all my patches for making my last 400 patches or so.
> >
> >I've used Pd vanilla for all my patches so far, with a "10" font-size,
> >whatever that is in pixels. I know, that Pd-extended uses some
> >different
> >layout for several years now, which makes patches look wrong when you
> >load them in Pd vanilla and the other way around. I have not much
> >interest to discuss the differences between vanilla and Pd-x, as I am
> >hoping the two to unify again with the gui-rewrite. So I'm willing to
> >change my preferences to whatever will be the new vanilla, but I'd
> >prefer to not do again that with every release or with every new
> >Courier-like font that pops up on the Internets' Top 10 console font
> >lists and is so much better than the previous ones.
> Unless Miller changes it in the future, Pd 0.43 should have the same
> boxes sizes that Pd-extended has had for a couple versions.  That
> was one of my goals with the GUI rewrite.  Its a bug if that's not
> the case.
> .hc
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