Re: Formatting problems in RedHat 8.0

On Friday, 18 October '02, Curt Crandall wrote:

  I'm trying to create a UML class diagram on my
RedHat 8.0 box.  I've used Dia before and have not run
into the problem I'm currently running into now. 
What's happening is that the class icon is getting
stretched WAY too long and I have no way in which to
resize it.  I've noticed similar behavior with package
icons and in the small package stereotype field, the
letters have asthetically unpleasing spaces between
them.  There are other similar formatting issues I'm
running into that are too numerous to list here.

The spacing on text boxes in general on 0.90 was suffering from problems
with resizing of fonts.  Basically, fonts don't scale linearly.  We took a
conservative margin to make sure no fonts ran over the edge, this leaves
extra space at some sizes.

In the CVS version, we attempt to account for this by picking one scale and
then resizing fonts at other scales to match the relative length of that.
It's not perfect, but it's somewhat better.


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