[Sugar-devel] F11 for XO1 - Fonts
abhunkin at uncg.edu
Mon Aug 17 10:35:29 EDT 2009
I must have missed most of this thread. Could someone please update me on
the current proposals for dealing with font size on different displays?
I've been working on this a lot for my text-based activity, and making good
For me, the issue is having the text filling any screen appropriately. *Of
course* resizing the fonts will be involved. Larger screen size = larger
font size - at least if you want to fill the screen.
I'm dealing with another issue as well - one that is equally important: 4:3
va. 16:9 displays. All my text has to be on a single screen; but 4:3 screens
will display more *lines* than 16:9. What I'm trying to do is for my script
to query for screen size (Walter showed me how - thanks, Walter!), and
depending on the answer, compress some of the text so that it takes fewer
As a result, my script will need to determine the following:
a) XO or not - result: set appropriate font size
b) 4:3 or 16:9 - result: set appropriate font size (there *appears* to be a
difference here, unfortunately - I've yet to figure out this disparity), and
adjust number of lines and/or font size for selected text.
I'd appreciate comments as to whether or not I'm on the right track, and how
my efforts coincide with the goals you are discussing (Tomeu and Daniel,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Drake" <dsd at laptop.org>
To: "Tomeu Vizoso" <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
Cc: "sugar-devel" <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>; "Yioryos Asprobounitis"
<mavrothal at yahoo.com>; <fedora-olpc-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] F11 for XO1 - Fonts
> 2009/8/7 Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>:
>> But not all text is rendered with that default font size.
> Do you have examples?
>> I was asking you about how we can get there, IOW which is the
>> suggested technical plan.
>> We have today a solution that allows scaling the size of the text in
>> all of Sugar, so it can adapt to any display. You point out that this
>> approach has a downside as text whose size is specified in points
>> won't have the same physical size in different displays.
>> I'm asking you what do you propose to fix that (doing so in a ticket
>> and/or feature page may be better).
> OK, I'll give it some thought. Probably just making a gconf setting
> would be the best approach, and that's also what GNOME does.
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