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Re: making tk and wx(python) prettier

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 10:23:43 -0400, Matt Price <matt.price@utoronto.ca> wrote:
> I think I'm like most people in that, when I run "straight" x programs
> (for me this includds xpdf, acroread, and little scripts I've written
> or downloaded using Tk or wxPython) the output is aesthetically
> pretty unpleasing.  THis doesn't really bother me, but I noticed when
> downoading one wxPython utility that the screenshots from MacOSX were
> gorgeous, while the program, when it ran on my Xfce4 desktop, was
> actually pretty hard to read on the screen.  So I wondered whether I
> can set default display fonts and other settings to improve the look
> of these programs.  Anyone know whether I'm asking the impossible?

To some extent.  For programs like xpdf that use standard X resources
for various aspects of their display style, you can add something like

*fontList: your_favorite_font

to your .Xdefaults/.Xresources file.  I don't know if Tk or acroread
respect this, though.  You might also try wm-specific settings.

Michael A. Marsh

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