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Today when I opened the Basic IDE for macro editing, I noticed that the
font changed. I'm not sure which one it is now, but maybe FreeSans or
something, but it used to be one of those mono fonts, and I want my old
font back. How do I change font in the Basic IDE?


Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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Re: Font in Basic IDE

Den fre 26 juni 2020 kl 18:20 skrev Johnny Rosenberg <[hidden email]
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> Today when I opened the Basic IDE for macro editing, I noticed that the
> font changed. I'm not sure which one it is now, but maybe FreeSans or
> something, but it used to be one of those mono fonts, and I want my old
> font back. How do I change font in the Basic IDE?
>

I found it in the Tools → Options dialogue.  It was set to Automatic and to
only include mono type fonts, but in spite of that, a non mono type font
was selected. I just selected a mono type font (Droid Sans Mono), which is
the only one I found so far that is true Sans Serif. Many Sans Serif fonts
have a serif in the ones (1), for some strange reason, which I find
inconsistent and ugly. Anyway, my problem is solved now and I'm happy with
the Droid Sans mono until I find an even better one. Just strange that a
non momo type font was selected when set to Automatic, I don't have a clue
why that happened.


Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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Re: Font in Basic IDE

On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:38:03 +0200
Johnny Rosenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello Johnny,

>have a serif in the ones (1), for some strange reason,

I strongly suspect it's so people can differentiate between 1 (the
numeral) & l (the letter) without having to resort to 'trickery'.

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Re: Font in Basic IDE

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On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:38:03 +0200
Johnny Rosenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Den fre 26 juni 2020 kl 18:20 skrev Johnny Rosenberg
> <[hidden email]
> >:  
>
> > Today when I opened the Basic IDE for macro editing, I noticed that
> > the font changed. I'm not sure which one it is now, but maybe
> > FreeSans or something, but it used to be one of those mono fonts,
> > and I want my old font back. How do I change font in the Basic IDE?
> >  
>
> I found it in the Tools → Options dialogue.  It was set to Automatic
> and to only include mono type fonts, but in spite of that, a non mono
> type font was selected. I just selected a mono type font (Droid Sans
> Mono), which is the only one I found so far that is true Sans Serif.
> Many Sans Serif fonts have a serif in the ones (1), for some strange
> reason, which I find inconsistent and ugly. Anyway, my problem is
> solved now and I'm happy with the Droid Sans mono until I find an
> even better one. Just strange that a non momo type font was selected
> when set to Automatic, I don't have a clue why that happened.

Traditionally monospace fonts have serifs becuase it makes it easier to
balance the spacing of the letters and so make the text easier to read.

Decoration of the digit 1 and the letter lower-case l is to avoid the
confusion between the two. Much as the various features used to
distinguish between the digit 0 and the letter upper-case O.

My copy of LO under Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Fonts has a dropdown for
Automatic or a particular font, and it has a check box for
Non-proportional fonts that is set, and which I assume it is using to
populate the dropdown, since I see only monospaced fonts in the list.

If you have these settings and it has selected a font that is not
'Non-proportional' then I suggest you investigate to determine whether:

- some proportional font has an incorrect attribute, causing it to be
  included in the list, or

- LO is ignoring your setting

In both cases a bug report would seem to be appropriate, but where it
goes depends on the diagnosis.

> Kind regards
>
> Johnny Rosenberg

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