Re: [Hint] Antialiasing fonts for tcl/tk applications
--- On Mon, 1/4/10, Rob Gom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Rob Gom <email@example.com>
> Subject: [Hint] Antialiasing fonts for tcl/tk applications
> To: "debian-user List Debian" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Monday, January 4, 2010, 4:11 PM
> Hi there,
> posting in case not everybody knows. Previously fonts in
> applications were ... let's say, ugly (not antialiased). It
> that it's changed - on tk8.5 they look much better
> (antialiasing is
> In order to take advantage of that, one has to:
> 1. change wish alternative (update-alternatives --config
> wish) to
> wish8.5 (install beforehand)
> 2. set appropriate (ttf? in my case verdana) font in your
> config files
> 3. fix remaining issues
> Currently I use tkcvs, which is much better than before and
> gpsman, in
> which I had to change manually wish8.x invocations to wish
> (bug report
> filled, although no maintainer reaction).
> You can drop a comment if you wish, I just wanted to share
> my little tip.
Everybody should be using tcl8.5 by now, anyway.
It's been out for over a year.
Heck, I think 8.6 is on the verge of release.
(Just checked...8.6beta is nearly a year old already)
Most of my tcl apps require 8.5. I prefer many of the
newer tk features, grid, etc.
I think it's much simpler writing gui apps with 8.5, and they look
so much nicer.
Just my opinion.
Tcl rocks, anyway.
It's my favorite.
translations & interpreting
tcl yer os with a feather