Actually I changed my opinion on this. Seeing the fonts is nice, but
instant apply and being able to move through the fonts with the down
button which you can with a combobox is more convenient. I _always_
chose a font like that in any app where it is possible. Have a short
text and go through the list of fonts with that text. That is because
often you want the right font for that specific text. If you are not
looking for a font but know what you want, the name is enough.
Just my 2 ¢
On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 17:47 +0200, David Christian Berg wrote:
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
> is significant.
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
> 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!
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