[PD] Font Options

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2015-11-19 18:02 GMT+01:00 Thomas WillNot <113781w at acadiau.ca>:

> Hello,
> I am new to Pure Data, and am having trouble with text display. The default
> display settings are a very small font size and font smoothing is not
> handled properly, so if I have my system settings using the "standard" font
> smoothing method, which is to use normal greyscale smoothing at large point
> sizes, then this is not respected. From some research and messing around, I
> have found that the default font is DejaVu sans, which is illegible at
> small
> sizes and not nice looking or readable unless scaled to 24 point, so I
> deleted it from my computer and it's now falling back to Courier thank
> goodness.
> I saw there are some font-related command-line options since there is only
> a
> menu for font size. I have no idea how to run these however. I am running
> Pd
> on Microsoft Windows.
> In the mean time, I have font smoothing completely disabled system wide,
> but
> I'd like to turn the standard font smoothing back on again because it is
> really essential for a lot of Web sites using nonstandard fonts these days.
> Using Pd-Extended (since it doesn't bold the font automatically unlike
> vanilla Pd) I'd like to change the font to something nice and readable like
> Fixedsys!
> Thanks,
>        Thomas
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