Re: dia fonts

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 15:25 -0700, Carl Strickland wrote:
well i really like dia and find it a lot more useful than inkscape. maybe 
it's just me but dia makes it cake to make simple diagrams like phasors and 
sine waves. my main peeve right now is the lack of support for font 
formatting. i'm running dia 0.94 on a debian unstable system and would 
really like to see support for subscripts and superscripts as well as 
special characters like greek and such. i could just really use the degree, 
omega, and a number of other things involved in creating electrical 
diagrams. also an improvement to the circuit symbols would be nice. there 
are more and having to go into ChemEng to find a sine voltage source is a 
little more than i like. again, awesome work, and thanks for your 

I'm sorry to say that this is not coming right away.  To do that, I'll
need to (and I plan to) embed a GtkEntry widget whenever text is being
edited, essentially splitting Dia into two modes.  The yellow highlights
seen around text currently is a precursor that allows me to check that
starting and stopping text editing is done right -- it isn't in all
cases right now, and if I went to the GtkEntry system now there'd be
widgets left or no text entry happening.

As for the improvement to the circuit symbols rather than getting
objects from ChemEng, you can use the Sheets & Objects dialog to make
your own sheet with just the things you need (though that dialog is not
without its problems).


Lars Clausen (lars raeder dk, larsrc gmail com,
"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the
 death your right to say it."
    --Evelyn Beatrice Hall paraphrasing Voltaire

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