[PD] Fwd: Re: linux: "-font-size" startup flag -- does this work?

Lucas Cordiviola lucarda27 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 11 20:22:06 CEST 2017

I forgot to reply to the list.

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Subject:        Re: [PD] linux: "-font-size" startup flag -- does this work?
Date:   Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:00:29 -0300
From:   Lucas Cordiviola <lucarda27 at hotmail.com><mailto:lucarda27 at hotmail.com>
To:     Alexander Connor <a.connexx at runbox.com><mailto:a.connexx at runbox.com>


The "-font-size" flag will affect your *new* patches. Saved patches have
their font size saved.

If you want to change the font of a saved patch use the "GUI Edit->Font
option" of that particular window, not the Pd window (the one with the

Hope this helps.

Mensaje telepatico asistido por maquinas.

On 9/11/2017 2:02 PM, Alexander Connor wrote:
> Hello list -
> So whilst testing some of the newer Debian/Ubuntu versions to replace my EOL/close to EOL versions I'm currently using, I ran into the enlarged font rendering issue in Vanilla which has been discussed in various posts to this list and I am aware the devs are still working on this.
> I attempted some temporary workarounds. I first tried the GUI Edit->Font option. In pre 0.48 Vanilla, this would change the object box font size (this seems not to be the case in 0.48 as it is now applied to to the window menu fonts???) but this didn't cut it as I needed size that was in between the GUI selectable values.
> So I then turned to the -font-size startup flag, and found that no matter what value I put in, on any of the last few revisions of 0.47 or even 0.48, this flag seemed to do *absolutely nothing*. Tried with and without quotes around the variable -- nada. I tested -font-face and -font-weight and these worked as expected. Am I missing something here? Should I file a bug?
> BTW I tried searching for -font-size in the archive, but this buries you with the "font-size" line in all the headers in those "attachment" files. Couldn't find any way to filter those. Not very useful.
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