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Please forgive me if this is FAQ, but I haven't been able to find the
answer.

When I run IDLE on WIN98, it looks great. But when I run it under KDE,
the type size is too small for my old eyes.

Is there any way to make it bigger?

Thanks in advance,
Tipton

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  • Gilles Lenfant at Mar 25, 2003 at 7:03 pm
    "Tipton Bandy" <tipton51 at subdimension.moc> a ?crit dans le message de news:
    ou0ga.19172$jA2.1723709 at newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net...
    Please forgive me if this is FAQ, but I haven't been able to find the
    answer.

    When I run IDLE on WIN98, it looks great. But when I run it under KDE,
    the type size is too small for my old eyes.

    Just a RTFM :o)

    Form the IDLE Help :

    <copy_paste from="idle help">
    Other preferences:

    To change the font on Windows, open EditorWindow.py and change
    text['font'] = ("lucida console", 8)
    to, e.g.,
    text['font'] = ("courier new", 10)
    </copy_paste>

    This is not clearly indicated but this works with Unix too !

    "lucida console", 10 is perfect to me but you may prefer another monotype
    font available to your system.

    Note : this has no connection with KDE since IDLE is not a KDE app.

    --Gilles
  • Stephen Boulet at Mar 25, 2003 at 7:44 pm
    I was under the impression that idle used different default fonts for linux
    than for windows?

    A second issue is anti-aliasing of fonts. As far as I know, tkinter on
    linux/unix doesn't have font anti-aliasing. I believe (but might be wrong)
    that the gui toolkit has to use XFree86's XRender extension, and tkinter does
    not (probably because tcltk does not).

    But it would be a very nice addition ...

    -- Stephen

    Gilles Lenfant wrote:
    "Tipton Bandy" <tipton51 at subdimension.moc> a ?crit dans le message de news:
    ou0ga.19172$jA2.1723709 at newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net...
    Please forgive me if this is FAQ, but I haven't been able to find the
    answer.

    When I run IDLE on WIN98, it looks great. But when I run it under KDE,
    the type size is too small for my old eyes.


    Just a RTFM :o)

    Form the IDLE Help :

    <copy_paste from="idle help">
    Other preferences:

    To change the font on Windows, open EditorWindow.py and change
    text['font'] = ("lucida console", 8)
    to, e.g.,
    text['font'] = ("courier new", 10)
    </copy_paste>

    This is not clearly indicated but this works with Unix too !

    "lucida console", 10 is perfect to me but you may prefer another monotype
    font available to your system.

    Note : this has no connection with KDE since IDLE is not a KDE app.

    --Gilles
  • Tipton Bandy at Mar 25, 2003 at 7:53 pm
    Thank you very much for your help.
    I was able to solve the problem by creating a new file,
    $HOME/.idle
    and putting the following lines into it:
    [EditorWindow]
    font-name= courier
    font-size= 14

    Your help gave me the pointer I needed.
    Tipton


    Gilles Lenfant wrote:
    "Tipton Bandy" <tipton51 at subdimension.moc> a ?crit dans le message de
    news: ou0ga.19172$jA2.1723709 at newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net...
    Please forgive me if this is FAQ, but I haven't been able to find the
    answer.

    When I run IDLE on WIN98, it looks great. But when I run it under KDE,
    the type size is too small for my old eyes.

    Just a RTFM :o)

    Form the IDLE Help :

    <copy_paste from="idle help">
    Other preferences:

    To change the font on Windows, open EditorWindow.py and change
    text['font'] = ("lucida console", 8)
    to, e.g.,
    text['font'] = ("courier new", 10)
    </copy_paste>

    This is not clearly indicated but this works with Unix too !

    "lucida console", 10 is perfect to me but you may prefer another monotype
    font available to your system.

    Note : this has no connection with KDE since IDLE is not a KDE app.

    --Gilles

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