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Bug 123430 - Font is unreadable small
Font is unreadable small
Product: dia
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal major
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Assigned To: Dia maintainers
Dia maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-28 21:35 UTC by mail
Modified: 2004-12-22 21:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description mail 2003-09-28 21:35:14 UTC
Since I upgraded to Gnome 2.4 from Slackware 9.1, font size in dia is soooo
small that I can't read anything anymore, i.e. almost invisible. Font size
seems also independent of the zoom factor I select. It looks the same at
25% and 400% zoom.

Also, even at largest font-size (10.0) that is chosable in the dialog, it's
far too small.

It was ok with gnome from slack 9.0 (gnome 2.2. i think). I tried
recompiling after upgrading gnome with no success. I also tried rm -Rf
~/.dia, also with no success.

This effectively renders dia useless for me. It's a pity, 'cause I like
your program.
Comment 1 Lars Clausen 2003-09-28 22:18:20 UTC
This is a problem with Pango 1.2.4+, and has been fixed in 0.92-pre3,
soon to be 0.92.
Comment 2 Per Cederberg 2003-10-08 16:18:46 UTC
The new Gnome 2.4 release unfortunately (for me) contained Pango
1.2.5, which caused the fonts to disappear in Dia 0.91. I was able to
resolve this by downgrading Pango to 1.2.3. So far, so good.

Now, a number of other people have had similar problems, but we are
still too few for the distro (Gentoo) to consider a general downgrade
of Pango for all users of Gnome. So, would it be possible to find some
intermediate solution while waiting for Dia 0.92? I was mostly
wondering if it would be easy to patch around this problem, but if the
0.92 release is coming very soon it might not be worthwile.

Opinions, suggestions?
Comment 3 Lars Clausen 2003-10-09 13:17:12 UTC
0.92 is coming as soon as I can possibly get it out.  It fixes that
problem, but I still have to make a fix for PS output and have it be
out a few days.  Keep your eyes on the Dia list.