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Re: Interactive font selector

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Interactive font selector
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 01:32:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Many word processors and text editors have a menu display on the
>     toolbar where you can select the font to display text in.
> We have something like this already, in the Text Properties menu.  It
> lets you set various aspects of the face, including colors and slant.
> But it does not handle the font family (or the size).

Can you chose color with it?

> The main question is, which fonts should it offer?
> What do other programs offer?  Can you design a UI to use?
> Once we can settle that, this may not be too hard to write.
> I am sure you could write it.

To really be usable and similar to other applications, emacs need to
reimplement some GTK widgets (or of course, start to use GTK).  Many
GTK programs offer this UI already, having toolbar buttons for font,
slant, color etc.  When there is a GTK toolbar, adding a pull-down
font menu and expandable color choser is probably not very difficult,
but implementing those widgets in Emacs now seem like major work.
What is the status of the GTK support?

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