Re: [Fwd: "Document font" pref [was: Re: asking for approval for bug 160454]]


On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 22:37 -0600, Shaun McCance wrote:

> > What about the dictionary applet, and other applications where the 
> > interface is similar to a document, should they use this key?
> > 
> > I'm just worried about consistency.

The dictionary was using a serif font, which made reading on screen a
little bit awkward,  up until re-write; now it uses the system's default
font for display (and a user defined font for printing); whether is
font_name or document_font_name I really don't care.  For consistency's
sake, I'll switch to document_font_name, now that it's available.

> If you have a multi-line text field that isn't
> fixed width, you should seriously consider using
> the document font setting.  The dictionary should
> use the document font setting.  (Why do we have
> two seperate programs for the dictionary and the
> dictionary applet?)

We have two binaries; the dictionary applet and the application both
live inside gnome-utils/gnome-dictionary.  Besides that, the dictionary
applet has a different UI (single-window, attached to the panel).
Personally, I mainly use the application, since I don't have much more
panel "real estate" left for the applet (when Davyd asked, at the last
GUADEC, "how many applets do you have running", I was one that coughed
uncomfortably and looked out of the window).


Emmanuele Bassi - <ebassi gmail com>

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