TIP: Using Unicode chars as icons

Michael Kristensen michael-kristensen at dsa-net.dk
Fri Oct 28 05:48:23 EDT 2011


Hi there

Icons can be quite space-saving and also pleasing to the eye.

But somtimes the hazzle of making the icon in a paint app and import it into Livecode and keep it in a hidden place is to much.

On a Mac there is a palette calle "Keyboard".

It can show the thousands of chars/symbols in a Unicode font. 

Im sure you can find a symbol there that suits you.

The trick is to add the char to the label of the button, not the name.

Scale the char/icon by ajusting the textsize and color it as you please.

Michael



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