[Newbies] Fonts with non-standard sizes?
yoshiki at vpri.org
Thu Dec 13 02:22:13 UTC 2007
What version of Squeak are you using?
> I know I can choose my own size using StrikeFont class>>fromUser, but
> what's the best way to do this in my code, non-interactively?
This is a good starting point. StrikeFont class>fromUser calls:
StrikeFont class>fromUser:allowKeyboard:, and down in the method, you
find lines like:
ptMenu add: 'new size'
target ... #addNewFontSizeDialog: ...
This suggests that for the 'new size' menu item, a message whose
selector is addNewFontSizeDialog: is sent to an object. And if you
look at the implementors of the method, it is TextStyle.
So, if you evaluate:
(TextStyle named: 'BitstreamVeraSans') addNewFontSize: 120.
you can add the new size.
> Oh, and should I prefer TTCFont or StrikeFont, or does it not
StrikeFont is pixel font and not good for making new size
programatically. Your safe bet is on TTCFont.
> And what should I use for the font family, for maximum portability?
> Can I assume BitstreamVeraSans is always available? What's better
> than assuming that?
Nobody would lobby to remove it but you could do:
TTFontDescription default name
to figure out the "default TrueType font" in the current system.
More information about the Beginners