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Old 01-04-2010, 03:11 PM
Rob Gom
 
Default Antialiasing fonts for tcl/tk applications

Hi there,
posting in case not everybody knows. Previously fonts in Tk
applications were ... let's say, ugly (not antialiased). It appears
that it's changed - on tk8.5 they look much better (antialiasing is
enabled).
In order to take advantage of that, one has to:
1. change wish alternative (update-alternatives --config wish) to
wish8.5 (install beforehand)
2. set appropriate (ttf? in my case verdana) font in your application
config files
3. fix remaining issues

Currently I use tkcvs, which is much better than before and gpsman, in
which I had to change manually wish8.x invocations to wish (bug report
filled, although no maintainer reaction).

You can drop a comment if you wish, I just wanted to share my little tip.

Regards,
Robert


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Old 01-04-2010, 11:05 PM
Anthony Baldwin
 
Default Antialiasing fonts for tcl/tk applications

--- On Mon, 1/4/10, Rob Gom <rgom.debian@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Rob Gom <rgom.debian@gmail.com>
> Subject: [Hint] Antialiasing fonts for tcl/tk applications
> To: "debian-user List Debian" <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Date: Monday, January 4, 2010, 4:11 PM
> Hi there,
> posting in case not everybody knows. Previously fonts in
> Tk
> applications were ... let's say, ugly (not antialiased). It
> appears
> that it's changed - on tk8.5 they look much better
> (antialiasing is
> enabled).
> In order to take advantage of that, one has to:
> 1. change wish alternative (update-alternatives --config
> wish) to
> wish8.5 (install beforehand)
> 2. set appropriate (ttf? in my case verdana) font in your
> application
> config files
> 3. fix remaining issues
>
> Currently I use tkcvs, which is much better than before and
> gpsman, in
> which I had to change manually wish8.x invocations to wish
> (bug report
> filled, although no maintainer reaction).
>
> You can drop a comment if you wish, I just wanted to share
> my little tip.
>
> Regards,
> Robert
>

Everybody should be using tcl8.5 by now, anyway.
It's been out for over a year.
Heck, I think 8.6 is on the verge of release.
(Just checked...8.6beta is nearly a year old already)
Most of my tcl apps require 8.5. I prefer many of the
newer tk features, grid, etc.
I think it's much simpler writing gui apps with 8.5, and they look
so much nicer.
Just my opinion.
Tcl rocks, anyway.
It's my favorite.

/tony
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