[PD] Pd vanilla font size

João Pais jmmmpais at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 11:38:28 CET 2019

this is an old thread, but only now I go to see it. Turns out the problem  
was a bit exotic: I usually install the latest pd version in one computer,  
and then just synchronize my other computer to it. For some reason, I  
wasn't updating all the folders, so I was running Pd with and old tcl  
Now that everything is updated, it looks quite good.



> The GUI tries to find the font size that fits a set of predefined box  
> sizes. The one computer might have some system settings that make this  
> process work >differently then the others and this is probably out of  
> Pd's control.
> You can check a couple of things:
> 1. turn on log level 4 and verify the font and font weight that are  
> being used, the print looks like "Using font: DejaVu Sans Mono normal"
> 2. stop Pd, edit tcl/pd-gui.tcl on two machines and uncomment the font  
> metrics prints, then start Pd and check the log to verify the metrics  
> are similar or >vastly different:  
> https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/blob/master/tcl/pd-gui.tcl#L540
> As discussed in work on the font sizing for Pd 0.48, the way the system  
> works there is no real *guarantee* the sizing and positioning can be  
> pixel >*perfect* between platforms. I think we're pretty close using the  
> metrics from Pd-extended but systems and system settings change...
>> On Nov 28, 2018, at 9:47 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:31:46 +0100
>> From: João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com>
>> To: PD-List <pd-list at lists.iem.at>
>> Subject: [PD] Pd vanilla font size
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>> Hello list,
>> a small question about font size: in one of my computers the font in  
>> the patch is bigger than in the others. That happens in the same patch  
>> with the same settings. Is this behavior known?
>> Pd vanilla (it happens with any version I install), windows 10.
>> Best,
>> jmmmp
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