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[bug #19499] available fonts and their sizes (xlib?)

From: Riccardo mottola
Subject: [bug #19499] available fonts and their sizes (xlib?)
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 10:45:29 +0000
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                 Summary: available fonts and their sizes (xlib?)
                 Project: GNUstep
            Submitted by: rmottola
            Submitted on: Tuesday 04/03/2007 at 10:45
                Category: Backend
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



I don't know if this problem is specific to Xlib, but it might appear only
there because other backends are probably using continuously scalable fonts

Everything started because on my linux computer this fails:

[fonts addObject:[NSFont fontWithName:@"Helvetica" size:16.0]];
(code taken form simplewebkit)

in Ink.app I am able to specify in the font panel helvetica of size 16 and no
problem occours, although the displayed font is actually the same as size 14!

now I am on another computer (netbsd) and I have the same problem. What I did
check is that Ink fails to display correctly most sizes. Using xfontsel, I
notice that only a couple of sizes are available for Helvetica in syle Roman.
Shouldn't then those sizes not appear in the font panel dialog? and how should
 fontWithName behave?

I will check on my linux box if the incriminated sizes are available there or


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