Striped Background in OS X Revisited

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Jun 26 14:40:09 EDT 2007

Richard Gaskin wrote:

>>> So for the benefit of RunRev Ltd and all of us, for your voting pleasure:
>>> <>
>> Will vote as soon as my ISP gets http working again (it seems to be down 
>> right now).
> Thanks.  With just a little visibility I'd like to believe that the two 
> most pervasive hurdles to cross-platform HIG compliance (window 
> backgrounds and system fonts) can be simple set-once-and-forget-about-it 
> properties in v2.9.
> To RunRev to do anything less would make life harder than it needs to be 
> for their company.

I'd thought there was already a request for this, but I couldn't turn it 
up so I just filed one:


   It would be helpful if all objects which have a textFont
   property could have a useSystemFont property.  When true,
   the current OS font and size are applied.

   The same inheritance rules that apply to the textfont
   properties would apply here, and any object which has a
   textFont or textSize specified would of course have
   these local properties take precedence.

I've cc'd Lynn here since he's expressed a keen interest in smoothing 
cross-platform workflows.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at

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