8.0.0 RC 1 Text Properties all gone?

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami brahma at hindu.org
Sun Apr 17 16:12:47 EDT 2016

Yes, what you say I is all “obvious” but we have something new:



The dropdown under font shows

(Styled Text)

These make no sense and do nothing. On selection they just post the selection to the field. 
Eg. If you select “(Menu) then “(Menu)” goes to the top and nothing happens.

What happen to loading the current set of active system fonts?

Release notes say nothing about this.. Only new thing with fonts is (also mysterious)

"A number of special font names have now been added to LiveCode so you can, for example, set
the font of a control to the default font used for buttons. To find out more, see the dictionary entry
for the fontNames function.”

Set? How?


On 4/14/16, 5:23 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:

>There are new generic fonts available, and those are always in 
>parentheses. The dropdown font menu is a little tricky, I had to click 
>it several times before it would stay open, but it's there if you click 
>on the arrow at the right of the font field.
>Dimmed items represent inherited values. I have a field with default 
>settings and it's set to textsize 13, which is dimmed. If I enter an 
>actual value, even the same one, it indicates the field has its own 
>setting and the text becomes black.

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