Drop-in replacement for QFontComboBox, better previews

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue May 6 21:00:41 BST 2008

Chusslove Illich wrote:
>> [: Chusslove Illich :]
>> I think it is important to have a tighter integration between font
>> choosers and the particular DE. [...]
>Now I've also realized that QFontComboBox scales fonts to the size of
> its own font, which gives smaller previews where used in KFontAction
> inside a toolbar, which has a smaller font.
>So the desktop integration needs are amounting: translation of generic
>names, color scheme query for sample text, preview relative to desktop
> font sizes. Moreover...

Translations are available in Qt.

There is a colour palette in Qt and, if an entry is missing, we can think 
of adding it.

The preview font size should be relative to what's being displayed in the 
combobox. I don't see how this is a desktop configuration.

>> [: Chusslove Illich :]
>> Then, as a next step, I've also thought of allowing the user to set
>> the sample text [...]
>Even for the estimated need of this feature there's an express
> independent request:

Unnecessary feature in my opinion.

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