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[Bug-gnubg] RE: help : color blind tutor mode :-)

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] RE: help : color blind tutor mode :-)
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 19:41:26 +0100

>===== Original Message From "address@hidden" <address@hidden> =====
> Dear Oystein,
> At first many thank’s for your work at gnu backgammon for windows.
> I downloaded the gnu backgammon for windows, and I try to
> improve and analyse my move. The program is marvelous.

All the other developers and contributors diserves a big thank
as well.

> I’m sorry but I have to ask you something if it is possible.
> I’ have the problem that I don’t see some color like the red
> in this case. I’m color blind :-(

Highly interesting! We really don't want to exclude anyone from
using the program and we'll try to help you as much as possible.

> I have no problem with the board for me is ok , but when I
> play in the tutor mode or I see my recorded match session
> and so on , the tutor mode display’s my move in red (my wife
> read for me) or I have to search the move seeing the sequence.

Aha, I see the problem.

> I’m not a programmer and I don’t know if it is possible,
> would be possible the line of the tutor mode that is in red
> color also in another font style for example italic and bold.

Possible? Everything is possible, but some tasks requires more
programming than other tasks.

I'll try to explain the problem from a programers view. As you may
know, we're using GTK as a toolkit. For the windows build, I'm
using GTK-1.2 and the widget for displaying the move is called
clist. The bad thing about this widget (for version 1.2 of GTK) is
that it can not show different font types, bold or italic. It can
display different colors though. The red color for the selected move
is move is hard coded.

The simplest solution will be if I just recompiled with an other
color then red (just name your preference), an sent you the executable.
Would that satisfy you?

An other option would be to change to a GTK-2.0 based windows build.
The clist widget in gtk-2.0 _can_ display different fonts. This will
require some programming I believe, though not much.

The best thing would be to have the color and font of the whole widget
controled by a setting in gnubg.gtkrc. I don't think this will be much
of a challenge either. I'll see what I can do.

> Thank’s a lot anyway and good work.

I'm copying the mailing list. Maybe some of the other readers
have some opinions as well. (Or bright ideas!)

> Bye
> Massimiliano d'Ajello
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