Menu font sizes
b.rossen at onsnet.nu
Sun Jan 2 19:12:26 GMT 2005
I think I cannot help. However, if you search about the web, you shall find
that more people have this problem, and you may find some useful information.
The problem shall be solved if you can prevent your GUI desktop and
applications from using the bit mapped fonts.
On Sunday 02 January 2005 17:51, David Corbin wrote:
> On Sunday 02 January 2005 09:58, Benjamin Rossen wrote:
> > Hello David
> > Here are some things you could try.
> > First:
> > Open KDE Control Center > Index > Appearance & Themes > Fonts
> > select anti-aliasing
> This had no visible effect.
> > Try changing the fonts you use. If the font does not show scalable sizes,
> > or only three or four sizes, it is a but mapped, not a ttf. ttf = true
> > type font. A true type font is defined with vector graphics, and is in
> > principle infinately scalable. Bit mapped fonts are little image files,
> > and do not scale very well, and anti-aliasing is usually not possible to
> > implement. Some graphics can make a kind of anti-aliasing by blurring the
> > image, but the result is not very satisfactory, and it is questionable
> > whether this improves the readability.
> I am currently using a scalable font, it appears, and I have changed the
> font being used.
> > Second:
> > Open KDE Control Center > Index > Internet & Network > Web Browser >
> > Fonts Try changing these fonts. Make sure that you select ttf fonts.
> > Also, if you find that the font renderings are too small for you (this
> > may be a function of your monitor; I have 1600 x 1200 which creates this
> > problem) then you can also adjust the default font sizes here. This shall
> > save you having to use the Increase Font Size button of Ctrl + + keyboard
> > shortcut.
> I'm need to solve this in the general desktop form. Dialogs and menus are
> just too hard to use.
> > Pardon me if I am saying things you already understand well. This is
> > where I am at. Indeed, I was not able to solve this problem in Mandrake
> > 10.1, which finally forced me to go back to my Red Hat distibution to do
> > my work. Perhaps you can get to the bottom of this. I think it is a bug
> > in the Mandrake distribution. The graphic user interface desktops should
> > not use the bit mapped fonts by default. I do not know enough to solve
> > the problem.
> I understand the basics of tont technology. It's KDE and X that I'm not so
> savy about. I've got Gentoo, so either it's not the *same* problem, or
> it's a KDE problem that doesn't manifest in RH.
> > I hope this has been helpful,
> > Benjamin Rossen
> > www.amiculus.com
> > On Thursday 30 December 2004 13:57, David Corbin wrote:
> > > I'm running KDE 3.3.1. Despite having set the fonts to use in the
> > > control center, most KDE applications show another (tiny) font for my
> > > menu. Other applications (Eclipse, Mozilla, etc.) show the fonts I've
> > > selected in the control center.
> > >
> > > Any ideas on how to correct this?
> > >
> > > David
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