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RE: Dumb question about fonts

From: Atwood, Robert C
Subject: RE: Dumb question about fonts
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 16:27:15 -0000

If I figure out how to fix it, i will certainly share the fix. 

I will not have time to pursue it till next month. 

I believe the user's problem is two-fold: this bug causing changes in
preferred font size to be forgotten, and some problem with the
configuration on his cygwin/X workstation so that the default always
comes out really tiny. I suggested that he reinstall the X or mabye
erase and reinstall the whole Cygwin (doesn't take that long) so
hopefully the default size that it keeps reverting to will be a readable
size in the meantime. (the ddd is not running on the cygwin, just the X
client used to display the interface. I understand this gets fonts from
the workstation's font library  not the server's? )


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Sent: 06 December 2005 07:14
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Subject: Re: Dumb question about fonts

address@hidden wrote:

>One of the users on the machine I am trying to maintain keeps getting
>tiny little fonts in his ddd display. We tried changing
>edit|preferences|fonts entries but when ddd is restarted, the changes
>away. Unfortnately this is a 'works for me' situation, I don't have
>problem when I do it. I'm afraid it may be more of a X window resources
>mixup but I am hoping someone here recognizes the problem and kindly
>explains to me how to sort it out. The user does not seem to have the
>problem when running other programs on the same server with the same
>Where does the font that the user finally sees actually come from? 
>I did find that changing the size of the default font would not persist
>for me , but changing the family (helvetica, courier) does persist.
>System is suse-linux-9.1 x86-64 
>Ddd is 3.3.11 ( self-compiled ) but the same effect was first observed
>on whatever came with the suse 
>Workstation is windowsXP + cygwin/X
The fact that the preferences are lost during a restart
indicates a bug in DDD.

Care to make a patch?

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