Problem with giant font sizes in tkinter

Chris Jones cjns1989 at
Fri Feb 18 15:13:45 CET 2011

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 09:35:56PM EST, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 01:29:02 -0500, Chris Jones wrote:
> >> >> labelfont = '-Adobe-Helvetica-Bold-R-Normal-*-140-*'
> [...]

> > First of all, you need to know precisely what the above font name coding
> > means.

> [...]

> >
> Thanks for the link, that's incredibly useful (although the PDF
> doesn't render correctly in any of the five different PDF viewers
> I tried, but I was able to read it). 

The O'Reilly X admin guide is also available at the same address and has
a few more pieces of the puzzle.

Should've mentioned that you should download the (much smaller) *.djvu
files rather than the pdf's. Much smaller files, and render considerably
faster. The ‘evince’ viewer on GNU/Linux appears to understand the djvu


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