IDLE - adjust fonts in KDE?

Stephen Boulet stephen.boulet at
Tue Mar 25 20:44:05 CET 2003

I was under the impression that idle used different default fonts for linux 
than for windows?

A second issue is anti-aliasing of fonts. As far as I know, tkinter on 
linux/unix doesn't have font anti-aliasing. I believe (but might be wrong) 
that the gui toolkit has to use XFree86's XRender extension, and tkinter does 
not (probably because tcltk does not).

But it would be a very nice addition ...

-- Stephen

Gilles Lenfant wrote:
> "Tipton Bandy" <tipton51 at subdimension.moc> a écrit dans le message de news:
> ou0ga.19172$jA2.1723709 at
>>Please forgive me if this is FAQ, but I haven't been able to find the
>>When I run IDLE on WIN98, it looks great.  But when I run it under KDE,
>>the type size is too small for my old eyes.
> Just a RTFM :o)
> Form the IDLE Help :
> <copy_paste from="idle help">
> Other preferences:
>  To change the font on Windows, open and change
>      text['font'] = ("lucida console", 8)
>  to, e.g.,
>      text['font'] = ("courier new", 10)
> </copy_paste>
> This is not clearly indicated but this works with Unix too !
> "lucida console", 10 is perfect to me but you may prefer another monotype
> font available to your system.
> Note : this has no connection with KDE since IDLE is not a KDE app.
> --Gilles

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