[Tkinter-discuss] Tk*Font question

Bryan Oakley bryan.oakley at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 01:06:36 CET 2012

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Bob Greschke wrote:

> What's the correct way to change the font size?  The "Change" button isn't
> doing what I thought it would.  The font changes size, but turns into some
> proportional font.  I'm kinda new (1 day) to using TkFixedFont and its
> friends.  I'm used to ("Monoco", 9) sort of stuff and I'm not sure I
> understand what's going on.

The best way is to use a named font. With that you can do
'myfont.configure(size=new_size)'. Then, every widget that uses that font
will automatically see the change.

For more information see

Named fonts are one of the true gems of tk. They have been part of the
toolkit for probably a decade or more, and still to the best of my
knowledge no popular toolkit has anything as powerful and easy to use.
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