ask dialog buttons different text fonts

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Fri Mar 1 14:58:27 EST 2013

On 03/01/2013 06:00 PM, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> Hello,
> working with LC 5.5.3/4 on windows the text size in the cancel button of the
> ask dialog is smaller as the text size in the ok button.
> Setting (or not) the text font and size at stack level doesn't change
> anything.
> In QCC I have only found a similar but solved issue from 2007.
> Is this a known bug and is there any workaround?
> Thanks
> Tiemo

Well there is what I call "Richmond's Guarantee"; the 'guarantee' that 
text looks exactly the same
wherever it is; on your Windows 7, my Xubuntu 12.10, her Macnitosh 10.6, 
Uncle Fred's Android,
and so on:

Make all you buttons images.

Obviously for ASK and ANSWER dialog(ue)s this means foregoing the 'pleasure'
of Livecode's inbuilt ones and rolling one's own.

For the sake of argument;

I have been obsessed with Apple's Charcoal font ever since Mac OS 9 and 
have it installed on
my main rig (Mac OS 10.6.7 inside VMware on UbuntuStduio 12.10), make 
all my buttons
using this font, export them as PNG images and re-import them to use as 
buttons that will
look consistent cross-platform and cross-PC.

Obviously this is somewhat time-consuming, but if you care to take a 
look here:  and even 
download the thing,

you will see I am a bit of an aesthetics nut.


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