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From Greg Brown <gk_br...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: Dimensions not updated in the right way when changing the default font
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 01:02:29 GMT
That's one of the reasons we chose Verdana as the default font - it is available on all systems.
We also chose it because, at the time, it was one of the fonts that rendered consistently
well in Java2D, though this is less of an issue now that AWT text rendering has improved.

However, it should be OK to use a platform-specific font in our OS-specific themes - we should
just test them to make sure that they look OK on that particular platform (for example, the
Windows XP schemes don't need to look perfect in Ubuntu, since they shouldn't really be used
there anyways).


On Dec 1, 2010, at 7:42 PM, Sandro Martini wrote:

> Hi,
>>> This evening I'll try to see if changing the default font in some custom
>>> colors file could be useful, for example in the TerraTheme_ubuntu.json
>>> file, if the default font in Ubuntu/Gnome is really different from our
>>> default (but choosing a font available in JRE on all platforms ... and
>>> maybe even the default dimension.
>> Then I'll try to look at what is default font in Ubuntu, etc ... to see
>> if/what this makes sense here (using only in these custom json combinations
>> another font, from JRE fonts).
>> I'll tell you something on this before making changes.
> as I was imaging, this is not a trivial problem, or better there are
> few fonts available in all platforms (probably Arial, Verdana, and
> maybe few others).
> What do you think to add a small test program like this under tests:
> http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/Java/0261__2D-Graphics/Togetallavailablefontsinyoursystem.htm
> to being able to list available fonts (on different platforms) ...
> After searching some info, I found for example that:
> - Ubuntu (Gnome) has Sans as default font, with dimension 10
> - Mac, Lucida 13 ?
> - Windows XP, ...
> - Windows 7, ...
> If someone has other info, I can try to make some experiments for the
> 2.1 release ...
> Bye

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