Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#9747 assigned enhancement

StyledEdit: add the ability to set the default font

Reported by: Giova84 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/StyledEdit Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description

Currently, when we open a new session of StyledEdit and we start to typing, StyledEdit will use, as default, the font which is set as "Plain font" inside the Appearance preflet. In my humble opinion this could be wrong: the "Plain font" is mainly used for Desktop's icons, Tracker's icons, for the context menu on Desktop and inside every application. Look at my case: as Plain font i use "Roboto" from Google, which looks very nice as system font, but used in StyledEdit is very poor, since in "Appearance" i have set a size of 13 px for this font, and inside StyledEdit is too much tiny and generally doesn't look very good for a text editor. And as another example, an user could also set an artistic or another particular font as Plain font in Appearance, which will looks bad for a text editor (StyledEdit). And since we have the ability to choose system fonts, could be nice also have the same ability for the text editor StyledEdit: an user could have his preferred font for text typing :-)

Change History (4)

comment:1 by axeld, 6 years ago

Agreed. I think it would be best to have another system wide font type, though, ie. something like "Text font". This could then also be used by other applications that present text, like Mail, or even Vision. Web+ is already using different fonts than the plain font default, and for a good reason, too.

in reply to:  1 comment:2 by Giova84, 6 years ago

Replying to axeld:

Agreed. I think it would be best to have another system wide font type, though, ie. something like "Text font".

Yeah, this would be a very good (global) solution!

comment:3 by korli, 3 years ago

Owner: changed from korli to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:4 by korli, 3 years ago

Keywords: StyledEdit add the ability to set the default font removed
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