Re: Tkabber ugly fonts
On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 11:37:43AM EDT, Petteri wrote:
> cga2000 kirjoitti ti 8. elokuuta 2006 00:28:24:
> > On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 03:06:13PM EDT, Petteri wrote:
> > > Hello list!
> > >
> > > I'm using Tkabber for my jabber needs, but the fonts are really
> > > ugly. Here is picture how the Tkabber looks
> > > http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l162/petteri2/tkabber.png . Does
> > > anyone have any tips how can I get some nicer looking fonts? Don't know
> > > if it is relevant, but other apps with tk in their names (tkv, gitk)
> > > have much nicer fonts. I'm running up to date unstable.
> > >
> > I don't use this program -- or anything jabber for that matter -- but
> > I have a soft spot for fonts and "ugly fonts" usually get me going.
> > I think you need to take a look at /usr/share/doc/tkabber/README.gz
> > especially steps 3 (install) and 4 (configure).
> Ahh.. thanks. I should have been looking more carefully about the config
> options. There is a section to specify the interface font. I somehow
> thought that it would be configurable from the tkabber if somewhere.
> > I *suspect* that what you are seeing is a bare-bones version of tkabber
> > and that you need to customize it to get the rather elegant look
> > exemplified by the screenshots available at the tkabber web site.
> Yes. I created ~/.tkabber/config.tcl file with options like these:
> set font "-monotype-arial-medium-r-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1"
> option add *font \
> "-monotype-arial-medium-r-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1" \
> I changed the default fonts picking ones I like with xfontsel and now my
> Tkabber looks fine.
> > But that's enough speculation for now and I really don't have the time
> > to look into this further.
> You saved my day, so thanks for the effort it helped a lot :)
Glad I could help.