Drop-in replacement for QFontComboBox, better previews

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Tue May 6 12:24:30 BST 2008

On Tuesday 6 May 2008 10:30, Chusslove Illich wrote:
> By displaying the font previews using the font names themselves,
> QFontComboBox is lacking somewhat especially on localized desktops with
> non-
> Latin1 characters. E.g. for a long time I had to pick-n-try to see if a
> given font really has Cyrillic support or not.
> So I propose a KFontComboBox which reimplements the preview painter so
> that
> also shows text sample in desktop's language. A sample of the original
> QFontComboBox appearance and the proposal for that of KFontComboBox is
> given
> here:
>   http://caslav.gmxhome.de/image/kde4-qfontcombobox-01-c.png
>   http://caslav.gmxhome.de/image/kde4-kfontcombobox-01-c.png
> (so it can be seen that English too will benefit from the new preview for
> some crazier fonts.)

Good idea. Showing the same text snippet in each font will make comparing
fonts easier.

David Jarvie.
KAlarm author & maintainer.

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