[GRASS-dev] How to change fonts in gis manager?

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Nov 7 01:22:06 EST 2006

Too bad.

It is easy enough to make an interface that will pull up GRASS fonts and the
few TrueType fonts that live in the X11 directory, and offer a browser to
let the users pick others. I've done that now. However, it would be nice if
GRASS could somehow easily recognize all the standard system fonts on
different OS's.

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

phone: 480-965-6213
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> From: Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
> Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 05:34:34 +0000
> To: Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu>
> Cc: grass-dev <grass-dev at grass.itc.it>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] How to change fonts in gis manager?
> Michael Barton wrote:
>> Thanks. I can do something to implement these. I have a related question.
>> TclTk (and wxPython) have built-in utilities to allow the user to  select a
>> "system" font of some kind (e.g., {timeroman 12 bold}). Is there any way
>> that GRASS can recognize these?
> No.
> At least, not without adding code to use whatever interface(s)
> Tk/wxPython use. AFAICT, Tk doesn't use any standard interface (at
> least not on X), so we would have to either take the code which Tk
> uses and add it to lib/driver, or make lib/driver depend upon Tk.
> Even that might not be sufficient; Tk just needs to get a reference to
> the font which it can pass to the window system; GRASS needs the
> actual glyph bitmaps.
> -- 
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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