Drop-in replacement for QFontComboBox, better previews

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue May 6 14:30:07 BST 2008

2008/5/6 Chusslove Illich <caslav.ilic at gmx.net>:
> Another option I thought about is to just show all names in default font,
> not in their own, since now there is a sample text to demonstrate the font?

I agree that the font names should be in the default font. To see what
the font looks like, we have the preview. The font names are interface
options, and the whole interface should be in a uniform font.

Another argument for keeping the font names is i18n. For English
speakers, who are used to seeing English is every imaginable font
since birth, there is no problem understanding which letter is which.
For those of us who learned English as a second language, in countries
whose language does not use Latin letters, we are accustomed to very
clear, precise fonts. It is very difficult to read some of the
handwriting or other fonts. So the name of the font should be in a
form that is readable, i.e., the default font.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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