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Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Font in Basic IDE


On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:38:03 +0200
Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum@gmail.com> wrote:

> Den fre 26 juni 2020 kl 18:20 skrev Johnny Rosenberg
> <gurus.knugum@gmail.com
> >:
>
> > Today when I opened the Basic IDE for macro editing, I noticed that
> > the font changed. I'm not sure which one it is now, but maybe
> > FreeSans or something, but it used to be one of those mono fonts,
> > and I want my old font back. How do I change font in the Basic IDE?
> >
>
> I found it in the Tools → Options dialogue. It was set to Automatic
> and to only include mono type fonts, but in spite of that, a non mono
> type font was selected. I just selected a mono type font (Droid Sans
> Mono), which is the only one I found so far that is true Sans Serif.
> Many Sans Serif fonts have a serif in the ones (1), for some strange
> reason, which I find inconsistent and ugly. Anyway, my problem is
> solved now and I'm happy with the Droid Sans mono until I find an
> even better one. Just strange that a non momo type font was selected
> when set to Automatic, I don't have a clue why that happened.

Traditionally monospace fonts have serifs becuase it makes it easier to
balance the spacing of the letters and so make the text easier to read.

Decoration of the digit 1 and the letter lower-case l is to avoid the
confusion between the two. Much as the various features used to
distinguish between the digit 0 and the letter upper-case O.

My copy of LO under Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Fonts has a dropdown for
Automatic or a particular font, and it has a check box for
Non-proportional fonts that is set, and which I assume it is using to
populate the dropdown, since I see only monospaced fonts in the list.

If you have these settings and it has selected a font that is not
'Non-proportional' then I suggest you investigate to determine whether:

- some proportional font has an incorrect attribute, causing it to be
included in the list, or

- LO is ignoring your setting

In both cases a bug report would seem to be appropriate, but where it
goes depends on the diagnosis.

> Kind regards
>
> Johnny Rosenberg

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[libreoffice-users] Font in Basic IDEJohnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum@gmail.com>
[libreoffice-users] Re: Font in Basic IDEJohnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum@gmail.com>
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