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« on: January 30, 2007, 04:07:07 pm »
I'm new to pdaxrom and I did search for font related posts, but I didn't find anything specific.
1. How do I change or use larger fonts in applications? (such as the fonts on the menu-bar)
2. In Dillo, how do I force dillo to use larger fonts? There is a selection of fonts in the settings, but there is only a small selection.
3. How do I make new fonts available globally in pdaxrom?
4. In cacko, you can add new fonts to a /fonts directory and then they are available to various applications.

I posted a screenshot of Dillo, with the help.html for matchbox. The fonts are way too small.
In cacko, using opera or netfront, fonts are very flexable and can be made larger, very easily.

Thank you for reading this, and sorry if it's too much of a newbie question for pdaxrom, but I had to ask anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 04:42:24 pm »
I don't know about most things, but you may be able to change the fonts in the dillorc file. I don't remember where it is offhand, but it's fairly easy to tell what each option does.

If you use Fluxbox as your WM, you can edit some fonts (titlebars, taskbar, menus, etc.).
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 04:44:04 pm »
.gtkrc-2.0:

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include "/home/root/.gtkrc.mine"
.gtkrc.mine:

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gtk-font-name = "Verdana 14"
gtk-icon-sizes = "panel-menu=16,16:panel=16,16:gtk-menu=16,16:gtk-large-toolbar=16,16:gtk-small-toolbar=16,16:gtk-button=16,16"

This increased on some places the font for me ... you can try it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 05:38:09 pm »
In Dillo, I did a little digging around in settings, under fonts.
Font Factor 1.0X
I changed it to 2.0X
Here's the results.
I think 1.5X would probably be a good readable size.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 06:58:21 am »
Adding fonts is easy. As this is X Windows, you can add TTF fonts just by copying them into a .fonts folder in your home folder (see screenshots). Font size is set by adusting the font factor.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 09:24:32 am »
Hi JJ!

I just added the answer to this question to my pdaXii13/c3100 install guide today. The relevant part being:

* If you want to change the font size of GTK2 based apps like rox, abiword, gthumb, gnumeric (most X apps used under pdaXrom are GTK2 based) then edit this file

/usr/share/themes/Default/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 10:53:09 am »
Thanks everyone.
r4qm4n, If you can add true type fonts, then what are the *.pfb fonts used for and why *.pfb instead of ttf? /usr/share/fontfiles/*.pfb

danboid, thanks for the GTK2 tip. I recently installed the akita version.
Akita version is much faster than HDD install version. (more like cacko speed)
It doesn't have GTK2 installed by default.
I installed it for emelFM2, but later removed emelFM2.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 08:25:54 pm »
The GTK theme switch utility also has an advanced option to change the font and its size (with preview etc..) so you don't need to hack the config files by hand...
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 09:59:45 pm »
GTK theme switch utility  doesn't seem to be working for me. I have to launch it from the console.
"switch2"
When I launch it in the console, it doesn't seem to do anything. I can switch between about 4-5 themes, but they are all alike, nothing changes.
I looked inside the *.ipk file, that's the only way that I knew what the command was to launch it.
gtk-theme-switch_2.0.0rc2_armv5tel.ipk

Do I need a "themes" package?
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 10:22:48 pm »
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GTK theme switch utility  doesn't seem to be working for me. I have to launch it from the console.
"switch2"
When I launch it in the console, it doesn't seem to do anything. I can switch between about 4-5 themes, but they are all alike, nothing changes.
I looked inside the *.ipk file, that's the only way that I knew what the command was to launch it.
gtk-theme-switch_2.0.0rc2_armv5tel.ipk

Do I need a "themes" package?
I'm running pdaxii13-akita (base install only)
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if you click on the + sign, you get extra options to pick a font...
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007, 10:30:08 pm »
Thank you. That worked. I also just installed obconf. This allowed me to switch the way the applications titlebars look, that combined with a 14pt bold sans font, I can view app dialogs and menus a lot easier.
Thank you again!
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 11:48:49 pm »
It sure is nice to have a 3100 and a 3200 to try out roms!  ... not me ...
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 12:03:33 am »
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2007, 12:04:11 am »
well, changing fonts in pdaXrom is a bit confusing since there are so many places where you can change the font and it affects different areas. Here'e a little summary of where fonts can be changed and what effect they have:

GTK Theme Switch: change the GTK+/GTK2 theme and also the font and its size. This is almost universal since most applications in pdaXrom are GTK+ (GTK2) based.

obconf: change the openbox window manager theme (and font)

looknfeel applet: change the font and size of the matchbox panel and menu

qtconfig: change the font and size for qt based apps

some applications also have an option to change the font and the font size.  dillo can has a tool called dillocfg which can be used to configure dillo....
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2007, 12:12:45 am »
Thanks meanie. I copied that down for later reference.
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