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Fonts....an Ah Ha Moment
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DaveS


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PostPosted: Mon 03 May 2010, 12:03    Post_subject:  Fonts....an Ah Ha Moment  

So I have been using Puppy now for a couple of years, pretty much exclusively, but it always bugged me that fonts dont display as well as in other distros, principally Ubuntu. I use a laptop with an LCD, so fonts are a bit of a challenge anyway.
So I downloaded Lucid and as usual, font display is excellent. Looking at settings, I noticed the global font size is set to 96. This is usual for Ubuntu, but high for Puppy. A little more research led me to an article describing how to set up the 'perfect' desktop in Hardy. Rec for LCD, 96 dpi!
Armed with this possible misinformation, I duly set the global font size in Puppy to 96 dpi. The result was huge fonts everywhere. BUT, this time, instead of dropping back to a smaller DPI, I reduced the point size in jwm, GTK Theme, browser prefs and css. Result, great font rendering. DUH!!!

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PostPosted: Mon 03 May 2010, 20:14    Post_subject:  

Might not be a bad thing to make a how-to with a more detailed description...
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PostPosted: Tue 04 May 2010, 03:13    Post_subject:  

Yes please a how-to would be very nice! Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 04 May 2010, 04:23    Post_subject:  

PaulBx1 wrote:
Might not be a bad thing to make a how-to with a more detailed description...


OK, HOW TO:

Note: give this a try, it makes no changes to your system that cannot be reverted:

First, change the Global Font size on your system from Menu>Desktop>Set Global Font Size. Set it to 96 dpi.
Next, you must re-start X to make this take effect, Menu>Shutdown>Restart X Server

OK, so now your various fonts will probably be displaying oversize

So next, set the GTK dialogue font size:
Menu>Desktop>Chtheme GTK Theme Chooser. From the pop-up choose the font you want and set the size. Set it via the 'font' button, bottom left.



This applies instantly, so you dont need to re-start anything.

That should pretty much do it unless you are using Stardust, 4.4, or the Dude desktop environment.

For these , setting the GTK font size is more obscure: Start Puppy Control Centre. Select the Desktop Tab, select 'Themes' and click the name of the theme you are using:



Then, beside the entry 'Program Decoration GTK', hit the 'More' button.

This will bring up the theme dock:



IMPORTANT: In the drop down theme list, ensure you set the one you are using, it is not done by default.

Hit the big '+' button on the right. This will expand the dialogue to include font setting:



The 'browse' button brings up your options.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2010, 18:28    Post_subject: Help I'm Trying 2 Apply Y'r Tweaks 2 NOP 4.3.1
Sub_title: Help I'm Trying 2 Apply Y'r Tweaks 2 NOP 4.3.1
 

Help I'm Trying 2 Apply Y'r Tweaks 2 NOP 4.3.1, But Can't see Gtk+ 2.0 Change Theme App, Menu>Desktop>Chtheme GTK Theme Chooser, or Anywhere in the Menu, of course perhaps this App has been Substituted by Another Altho I Don't kNo' Wot, I've 'Xplored the XFCE Settings Manager, I Even Downloaded & installed a Zigberts StarDust Theme from PPM & Restarted X, Any Suggestions Please... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2010, 18:32    Post_subject: Re: Help I'm Trying 2 Apply Y'r Tweaks 2 NOP 4.3.1
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Max Headroom wrote:
Help I'm Trying 2 Apply Y'r Tweaks 2 NOP 4.3.1, But Can't see Gtk+ 2.0 Change Theme App, Menu>Desktop>Chtheme GTK Theme Chooser, or Anywhere in the Menu, of course perhaps this App has been Substituted by Another Altho I Don't kNo' Wot, I've 'Xplored the XFCE Settings Manager, I Even Downloaded & installed a Zigberts StarDust Theme from PPM & Restarted X, Any Suggestions Please... Cool


In NOP Puppies, the fonts are controlled by the xfce desktop environment, so these tweaks do not apply. Sorry.............

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 19:05    Post_subject: Fonts....an Ah Ha Moment
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Thank you DaveS
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 22:56    Post_subject:  

See Barry's blog on Ubuntu font size: 96 dots per inch

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