textFont: seeing is believing (Transcript is not)

Wouter wouter.abraham at pi.be
Tue Jul 27 16:43:01 CDT 2004


	• 	From: Richard Gaskin
	• 	 Subject: textFont: seeing is believing (Transcript is not)
	• 	 Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 13:54:11 -0700

>  Looking further into the conceptual issues with inherited font  
> attributed I see one source of trouble:
>
>
>    put the effective textFont of this stack
>
>
> ...does not report accurate information.
>
>
> Try this:
>
>
>   set the textFont of this stack to "0"
>   put the effective textFont of this stack
>   -- returns "0"
>
> I would expect it to return the name of the font the stack's controls  
> are being rendered with.
>
> It appears that the engine is doing what we would expect, rendering  
> with the system font whenever the specified font cannot be found. But  
> by not reporting the real information you need to visually verify the  
> font that's being used rather than rely on Transcript.
>
>
> This has been Bugzilla'd at:
> <http://www.runrev.com/revolution/developers/bugdatabase/show_bug.cgi? 
> id=1905>
>
>
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Media Corporation
>  ___________________________________________________



FWIW

setting the textFont of this stack to "0"
will set it to "0"

and when asked :

>   put the effective textFont of this stack
>
it will indeed return "0"

but...

setting the textFont of this stack to ""   -- empty

and then asking

will return the the effective textFont.
or the default font.
On my rig it is Helvetica

Greetings,
WA



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