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Just noticed... I thought I should see an arrow near menus entries that open a submenu, but I have a green square instead, as if I had a missing character in the font used (Win7 machine).
(2016-09-21, 7:21)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]BTW, what's the intended purpose of this inlining capability?

Portability,it removes the need for third party renderers to have access to the ldc*.dat files. Most custom LQ donors are only using official primitives anyway.
(2016-09-21, 14:54)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Just noticed... I thought I should see an arrow near menus entries that open a submenu, but I have a green square instead, as if I had a missing character in the font used (Win7 machine).
Roland, maybe you missed this?
(2016-09-22, 9:13)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
(2016-09-21, 14:54)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Just noticed... I thought I should see an arrow near menus entries that open a submenu, but I have a green square instead, as if I had a missing character in the font used (Win7 machine).
Roland, maybe you missed this?

I missed this indeed,

the default windows font 'DejaVuSans' should have those arrow characters.
I just discovered the fallback font 'veranda' doesn't have them but I didn't noticed that because even my old XP machine was using dejavusans.

I could use the '>' char instead if the font misses the triangle. I'll look into it.

edit: If it really bothers you you could add "arial," infront of all the "menu_*" font lines in the main.gui file. Maybe I should use arial instead of verdana as the fallback font any font experts here Smile
Quote:edit: If it really bothers you you could add "arial," infront of all the "menu_*" font lines in the main.gui file. Maybe I should use arial instead of verdana as the fallback font any font experts here Smile
Clearly DejaVuSans is not a good choice on Windows since it is NOT a Windows police (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ty...ft_Windows). Arial seems a good default choice (I tried it, changing Verdana to Arial in main.gui).
While I was doing this, I also tried to tweak source window police. Currently on my machine it renders as Courier New, a font I never liked (too thin, poor legibility). I wanted to use Lucida Console, but despite numerous variations I couldn't change main.gui entry to make LDCad use that font Sad
- I finally installed dejavusansmono to solve this issue...
(2016-09-23, 11:47)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:edit: If it really bothers you you could add "arial," infront of all the "menu_*" font lines in the main.gui file. Maybe I should use arial instead of verdana as the fallback font any font experts here Smile
Clearly DejaVuSans is not a good choice on Windows since it is NOT a Windows police (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ty...ft_Windows). Arial seems a good default choice (I tried it, changing Verdana to Arial in main.gui).
While I was doing this, I also tried to tweak source window police. Currently on my machine it renders as Courier New, a font I never liked (too thin, poor legibility). I wanted to use Lucida Console, but despite numerous variations I couldn't change main.gui entry to make LDCad use that font Sad
- I finally installed dejavusansmono to solve this issue...

What is a Windows police? Huh
(2016-09-23, 11:47)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Clearly DejaVuSans is not a good choice on Windows since it is NOT a Windows police (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ty...ft_Windows). Arial seems a good default choice (I tried it, changing Verdana to Arial in main.gui).
While I was doing this, I also tried to tweak source window police. Currently on my machine it renders as Courier New, a font I never liked (too thin, poor legibility). I wanted to use Lucida Console, but despite numerous variations I couldn't change main.gui entry to make LDCad use that font Sad
- I finally installed dejavusansmono to solve this issue...

LDCad uses the main.gui font names litteraly and will will search for a .ttf or .ttc file for it in the system fonts folder (usually c:\windows\fonts)

So for Lucida console use "lucon"  in main.gui.

I think I've gotten dejavusans through Libre Office or something as it is present on both my Windows 7 and XP machines. I think I'll add arial and lucida console to the default fonts list.
Quote:So for Lucida console use "lucon"  in main.gui.
I'm pretty sure I tried that without success! But yes, it works!
Is there a free font you can bundle with the program?
(2016-09-24, 19:34)Michael Horvath Wrote: [ -> ]Is there a free font you can bundle with the program?

Yes, but those font files are rather big, so I prefer to use the 'html' approach by walking through a list of suitable fonts of which at least one should be available.
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