[Pharo-project] Scalable fonts
bschwab at anest.ufl.edu
Sun Apr 10 01:35:11 CEST 2011
I needed to create "big" text for annotating images and found that only certain sizes were available. That led me to
I ended up adding the following to my code:
FreeTypeFontProvider current families isEmpty ifTrue:[
FreeTypeFontProvider current updateFromSystem.
aFont := LogicalFont familyName: 'DejaVu Sans Mono' pointSize:100.
It seems to work. Is there a better way to do it? Should there be any helper methods in LogicalFont to do this type of thing? A lazy LogicalFont class>>loadSystemFonts would be less invasive than setting the preference to load fonts on startup, since it could be triggered as needed and cost nothing otherwise.
I am thinking of LogicalFont mostly because I learned to look there a long time ago, so it is the first place I go for fonts.
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