Re: No tk_chooseFont or tk_choosePrinter?
From: USCode (uscode_at_dontspam.me)
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 13:28:15 -0700
"Bruce Hartweg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> i understand that, but what application is that from? I don;t run XP but
> here on my W2K box at work the dialogs vary from app to app. from MS Word
> tyhe "font" dialog has 3 seperate tabs, on it you can not only do font
> stuff but has like a dozen underline styles, has options for all kinds
> off goofy effects, (emboss,engrave,...) options for spacing & kerning,
> ways to amke it blink, have vegas lights, shimmer, etc) but bring up
> notepad and the font dialog has Font,style(which only has Regular,Bold,
> Italic and BoldItalic), size and an option for script (which in tk
> would be handled more directly by unicode (i.e. put the beta character
> in, not put in a b and tell the font to draw it as beta)
> All those other affects on the word font dialog are extras, and in Tk
> you might have an app with those kinds of things, but they would be
> handled sepearately.
> Tk already defined what a font is, so the tk_fontChooser should be
> a way to get/modify one.
The one I looked at was the one from MS WordPad. This is the same one as
used by Notepad but the color and effects parts are "hidden" because they
aren't used by Notepad but are applicable to WordPad, which is more
The MS Word font chooser is overkill in my opinion for our purposes here and
I believe is a custom one just for Word.
IMHO, we just need to basic native font chooser provided by the OS.