[squeak-dev] A TTCFont with a TTCFontSet as derivatives, should that happen?

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 11:36:53 UTC 2022

Hi Marcel,

Le mar. 26 avr. 2022 à 11:19, Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de> a
écrit :

> Hi Nicolas --
> During the last 3 months of updating stuff in Trunk, I made 2 bigger
> mistakes that might raise debuggers when updating older Trunk images.
Not contributing and let code rotting gently might be a bigger mistake IMO.
Thanks for taking the risks!

> 1. I was not aware that TTCFontSet was actually in use even for simple
> latin-1/ascii systems. Any MNU can simply be fixed by forwarding the
> implementation of that message to "fontArray first" in the font set.
> So should we add a few such messages before we deprecate TTCFontSet
(should we deprecate?)

> 2. I introduced a circular/EE issue around "LocaleID class >> #default"
> when a GetTextTranslator is active. So, it is best to just add this method
> with " ^ self isoLanguage: 'en' " as body before doing any update.
> Note that all font stuff can be cleaned up via the ReleaseBuilder:
>    ReleaseBuilder cleanUpBitstreamVeraSans.
> worked perfectly, thanks.

> Other font-related issues might be cleared by resetting the UI theme:
>    UserInterfaceTheme cleanUpAndReset.
> After that, no font sets should be present anymore. As documented in the
> Character class comment, both StrikeFontSet and TTCFontSet are considered
> legacy at this point.
> Best,
> Marcel
> Am 25.04.2022 23:23:27 schrieb Nicolas Cellier <
> nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com>:
> Hi all, Marcel,
> Playing with FontChooser, I've encountered a MNU,
> when selecting a TTCFont not having the preselected size:
> TTCFontSet doesNotUnderstand: #familyNameAsIs
> If I inspect the TTCFont with description 'Bitstream Vera Sans'-'Roman', I
> see that derivatives first class = TTCFontSet.
> I also see a workaround for the (self flag: #legacy) case when fontArray
> first would be kind of TTCFontSet in TextStyle>>#addNewFontSize:,
> unfortunately, my case is derivatives first, not fontArray first...
> It's possible that I skipped some non working postscripts that were once
> broken when updating the image, so maybe it's just me?
> Nicolas
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