[Sugar-devel] Font display revisited
quozl at laptop.org
Thu Feb 25 19:02:15 EST 2010
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 05:10:01PM -0500, Art Hunkins wrote:
> If noone here knows the answer to my question, I'll certainly ask
> elsewhere. It continues to puzzle me why the same default font sizes
> (and same fonts) cannot reasonably display similarly in different
> versions of SoaS. Is anyone else troubled by this?
I'm not troubled by it where the different versions of SoaS are built on
different versions of operating system components; fonts, rendering
libraries, Xorg drivers, GTK+, and so forth. Each of these components
contributes to the eventual result.
If you can show that all these components are the same, yet a rendering
differs, then perhaps it is part of Sugar that is doing it, and it could
be investigated. But I think it is unlikely to be Sugar.
Since there are so many variables in the calculation, an activity author
should presume that the size requested may not occur, or that the size
observed on one platform won't be the size observed on another platform.
Perhaps you could make a small test activity that asks the toolkits to
render some text, then measure the result, and gather some information
about the cause of the differences.
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