From: Andrew Dunbar (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 26 2002 - 23:01:16 EDT
--- Joaquín Cuenca Abela <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wrote: > On Mon, 2002-08-26 at 19:31, Alan Horkan
> > On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Martin Sevior wrote:
> > > Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 03:08:53 +1000 (EST)
> > > From: Martin Sevior
> > > To: Alan Horkan <email@example.com>
> > > Cc: AbiWord Developer Mailing List
> > > Subject: Re: print preview screenshot
> > > > http://pino.frontisterion.nl/uwog/secret.jpg
> > > >
> > >
> > > Hi Marc,
> > > This is really nice work and will be a
> significant new feature for
> > > us. However I was wondering if you could go one
> better and display the
> > > font name in the font itself within the drop
> down box.
> > >
> > > ie So the font "Comic Sans MS" is displayed in
> Comic Sans MS font.
> > >
> > > This is what MS Word 2000/97 does.
> Excellent suggestion IMHO.
> > but then Dingbats and symbol fonts are totally
> unrecognisable !
> These fonts will require a bit more of care, yes.
> The fonts that don't have the glyphs need to render
> their name, should
> be rendered with another font (the sans serif
> default) and render a few
> of their glyphs next to its name.
Actually I wonder if there's a way to query the fonts
to see if they contain Unicode support. This way
work even for exotic custom fonts. Anybody who
experiments with languages knows how annoying they can
be in font choosers that render the font name using
actual font. You can see what they look like but you
don't know the name of the font - argh!
Maybe Symbol and Dingbats also contain Unicode info,
which case we still check the names as well.
And if Xft, Pango, or FreeType is missing an API which
would tell us this, that's no reason not to implement
> It's still better than Marc's work (which is much
> better than our
> previous behaviour), because with the Word 2000 you
> don't have to go
> until the font name to see how it looks. You can
> see how all fonts
> looks immediately.
> Joaquín Cuenca Abela
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