Mandrake 8.0 and Idle

Mats Wichmann xyzmats at
Wed May 30 13:25:26 EDT 2001

On 30 May 2001 07:54:01 -0400, Alex <new_name at> wrote:

>> When I launch idle under either Gnome or Kde the text is so small it's
>> unreadable. It appears to be only idle thats affected
>Have you tried setting the font in ~/.idle?  Put something like this in
>font-size             = 12
>font-name             = -Adobe-Courier-Bold-R-Normal--12-120-75-75-M-70-ISO8859-1

There's also a site-wide config file wherever IDLE got installed
called config-unix.txt.  I've fount the default font choice to be too
small for a "typical" (whatever that means) Linux install. Try 12 as
suggested above, at least as a starting point.

Quality of fonts is another issue entirely, to generalize, most
public-domain fonts aren't very good, and there's quite a bit of work
going on on that, both in making better fonts and in rendering the
ones we do have a bit better.

Mats Wichmann

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