teeny tiny answer dialog text on Windows

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Wed Jun 19 11:09:16 EDT 2019


I wonder what the default font for the stack is? I know new fields will "inherit" the font of the stack. Perhaps dialogs do too. When I look at one of my stacks, the stack font is, "System Font Regular". If the font for the stack was set to a font that only exists on the MacOS, Windows will attempt to substitute for a near match, which usually does not end well. 

Bob S


> On Jun 19, 2019, at 08:02 , David V Glasgow via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello, folks.
> 
> Having returned to work on an old stack I have found that whereas standalone answer dialogs look fine on Mac, on Windows (10) the text (eg. “Do you really want to quit?”) is so small it is barely legible.  (Building on Mac 10.12 and 10.13)
> 
> I set the font to Arial, so although I would expect some font difference, there won’t be  problem with missing font.  I also built standalones with LC 7.x and 8.x, because I seem to remember that fonts changed in some way in LC8.  No obvious difference between them, and no improvement.
> 
> Before I resort to setting font size via HTML in script for each dialog in turn, any suggestions for a  global fix?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Best Wishes,
> David Glasgow
> Consultant Forensic & Clinical Psychologist



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