[dev-context] SciTE on linux

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Jan 18 08:58:18 CET 2006

Hans Hagen wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> Hans Hagen wrote:
>>> so we need:
>>> if PLAT_WIN
>>>    font.monospace=font:LMTypewriter10,size:16.5
>>>    font.errorfont=font:LMTypewriter10,size:11.5
>>> if PLAT_GTK
>>>    font.monospace=font:!LMTypewriter10 Regular,size:16.5
>>>    font.errorfont=font:!LMTypewriter10 Regular,size:11.5
> can't we add your variant to the distribution (font part or tex live)?

No, but I'll see if I can convince Jacko to remove the
oldstyle figures from the monospace PFB default encoding.

It is even possible that the wrong values are wrong in
the OTF font as well, there are duplicate sets of metrics
in the OTF. I'll check.

>> Not so sure. Perhaps you should not set the font on linux
>> at all. I had to do perform quite some magic to get a usable
>> lmtypewriter on linux, and I doubt many people will want to
>> go through that (on X11, not setting any font is much better
>> than attempting to set a non-existant one).
> scite ignores that, at least on windows, it then uses its fall back font

Not on X11. I had SciTE ask for a non-existant one, and what
I got was, in fact, a bold-italic sans-serif font. That's because
X11 never ever returns a "font not found" error, you always get
'something'. It is possible for a program to work around this,
but most programs don't bother.

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