[Etoys] Small fonts in Etoys image

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 10:40:57 EDT 2008

On Sunday 08 Jun 2008 12:23:10 am Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>   Subbu,
> At Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:39:26 +0530,
> K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In Etoys (Squeakland-OLPC version)
> >
> > 	(TextStyle default fontArray at: 1) pointSize
> >
> > is set to 5 points. This font is used in many places including titles for
> > Projects. I can hardly see anything at this size on a 1024x768 screen.
> >
> > Is this by design? Should I file a ticket in Etoys or Squeakland to get
> > this fixed?
>   It is not by design.  Filing a ticket would be nice and also
> checking out the places where it is used is really helpful.
#7233 in etoys.

The poor readability of project titles is caused by the switch to 
BitstreamVeraSans font and the stencil logic in ProjectViewMorph>>drawOn: 
method. Only Accuny looks readable with stenciling, so it is not manifest in 
the current Squeakland image.

The 5-point default could get pulled in by fontAt: 1 senders in 
SquishedNameMorph>>fontForName, StandardFileMenu>>makeFileMenuFor: and 
StandardSystemView>>labelHeight. Should 1 be replaced by default font index 
for the textstyle?


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