On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 09:41 -0400, bulia byak wrote:
On 5/26/06, David Christian Berg <david@...407...> wrote:
> E.g. while it's great to have the text editing finally in the top bar
> (THANK YOU SO MUCH!) the font selector should be a combobox and not some
> self-hacked thing
What's wrong with it? It currently has accessibility issues but they
are fixable. Yet the usability advantage of the list with font samples
Hmm, true, I didn't think that wasn't possible to have the previews in a
combobox. The point of my request, was that a combobox is a standard
widget and hence is themable to look different from just a text entry
and a button, which many themes do.
But yes, the font sample is more important, I agree.
> and the bold and italic buttons should be replaced
> with another drop down where one can choose from the available styles.
We decided against this because this list in the Font dialog is
actually deceptive. We cannot set arbitrary styles because of CSS
limitations. If you select e.g. some fancy "outline" or "swash caps"
variant it will jump back to regular. There's a long-standing bug on
that, and it's unfixable without adding a custom extension attribute
or CSS property. So until this is done, it is much better to have only
these primitive controls - they correspond 1:1 to CSS capabilities and
therefore work reliably.
OK, another good point you got here. It's just very sad if you are doing
professional (in the sense that you know what you do, not in the sense
of selling your work) graphic editing.
I'm already happy that it's planned to be changed as soon as that is
Thanks for the answers!