[PD] Pd vanilla font size

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 12:39:05 CET 2019

Whew, ok. Good to hear!

> On Jan 6, 2019, at 11:38 AM, João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 folder.
> Now that everything is updated, it looks quite good.
> Best,
> Joao
> 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 <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...
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>> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:31:46 +0100
>> From: João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com <mailto:jmmmpais at gmail.com>>
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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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