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Bug 666554 - Use monospaced font for commit messages.
Use monospaced font for commit messages.
Product: gitg
Classification: Applications
Component: gitg-0.x
git master
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gitg-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-19 18:59 UTC by Guy Rutenberg
Modified: 2013-07-07 09:39 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
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Description Guy Rutenberg 2011-12-19 18:59:50 UTC
Currently there is an option to display the right margin in the commit message. While the idea behind it is useful as it helps adhering git conventions, practically it's of no use, if one uses variable width font.

I suggest using monospaced font for the commit message, which I think is common for both entering commit messages and displaying them (see GitX and GitHub). 

I this change is deemed desired, I'll gladly implement it.
Comment 1 2012-01-10 15:35:53 UTC
Yes this would be a nice patch. If you are interested to provide a patch, please make sure to use the system wide monospace font which you can query from gsettings.
Comment 2 Sindhu S 2013-06-13 16:07:53 UTC
This bug report was filed against an older version of Gitg. Moving bug to gitg-0.x.

Currently, the git master version of gitg uses system wide set monospace font in displaying the diffs (commit message). Please consider using and testing the latest gitg version available on

Closing bug as RESOLVED and OBSOLETE.
Comment 3 2013-07-07 09:39:28 UTC
This bug was for writing the commit message, not for displaying it in the history. In any case, for reference, I've just finished implementing commit in the new gitg and it has the monospace font from the system.