Re: changing the font size in Xdialog
On Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:51:37 +0200, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2012, Camale?n wrote:
>> Could it be because the kind of widget you are using (--msgbox) does
>> not allow the font property to be changed? I would try with the exact
>> example used in the FAQ.
> I actually tried with --textbox, and the rc-file given in the
> Xdialog --rc-file fixed-font.rc --textbox file 0 0
> That doesn't work,
How bad :-(
Then it can be something worth to report to the Xdialog developer...
ouch, hold on:
Remarks regarding some distributions quirks:
- Recent Debian distributions seem to have utterly broken fonts for GTK+
v1.2. Please, do NOT report bugs dealing with weird/badly looking fonts
under Debian: this is NOT an Xdialog bug but rather deals with how
screwed up is Debian's fonts system.
- Still about Debian: given how rigid is the (IMHO stupid) Debian policy
about packaging, and how stubborn are the Debian maintainers, I do NOT
and will NEVER support any Debian-related problem. If you are using a
Debian (or a Debian-based) distribution and think you found a bug,
please, first recompile Xdialog from the sources available on this site
before concluding it's a bug in the genuine Xdialog. I will NOT bother
with investigating bugs introduced with Debian's private patches which
are unapproved by me.
Wow... not a Debian lover here :-P
I'm afraid you are on your own unless you are using the upstream sources
and still can reproduce the error.
> and after that, I discovered that the font name in
> the rc-file is not used, i.e. if you put a wrong font name, you get
> no error message.
> idem if you give a non existing rc file. Now, doing more tests, I
> discovered that the following command is accepted: without any error
> message: !!!
> Xdialog --anything --msgbox "xdialog test" 0 0
> idem with
> Xdialog anything bla_bla --msgbox "xdialog test" 0 0
> That seems really crazy!
Yes, that behaviour is a bit of nonsense.
> do you have the same behaviour?
> Xdialog --version
> Version: 2.3.1
You must be still on Lenny, right?
I use "zenity" (to drawn small GTK GUI dialogs) and "dialog" for ncurses,
I'm not using Xdialog which BTW, looks like it has been removed from