[PD] Font size on Windows and Linux

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 08:22:29 CEST 2015

Only after having access to more Windows virtual machines, I realize
this is an issue only on _one_ Windows machine (unfortunately, the one I
did the most of the testing with). 

Sorry for the noise (that caused no reaction anyway).


On Don, 2015-09-10 at 14:43 +0200, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> Hi all
> It's old news, but deken makes Pd-vanilla _the_ target platform and I do
> care about portability:
>   Font sizes in canvasses are different between Linux and Windows.
> Some patches created on Linux break on Windows because symbol boxes are
> overlapping the GOP area and are not visible anymore. 
> From the list of available sizes in the 'Edit'->'Font' menu, only a few
> sizes are actually affected. The sizes 8, 10 and 12 are one pixel per
> character wider on Windows than on Linux. The sizes 16, 24 and 36 are
> OK.
> Now the question is what is the correct way to fix that, I mean on what
> platform should it be changed? I'd say it should be changed on Windows,
> because I can't imagine that shrinking boxes would break any patches,
> while widening boxes might do. 
> Pd-extended already dealt with the issue and apparently found a fix.
> What would speak against incorporating that fix into Pd?
> Roman

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