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Bug #411

Win32: Audacious GTK UI is using wrong font (workaround inside)

Added by Q. P. over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Minor
Assignee:
-
Category:
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Target version:
Start date:
March 08, 2014
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Affects version:

Description

Hello,

the GTK UI of audacious-3.4.3a-win32 and audacious-3.5-alpha1-win32 is using a wrong font by default.

Why wrong? Because it's not the native Windows UI font.

The native Windows UI Font is "Segoe UI" @ 9pt.

I was able to fix this issue by editing /etc/gtk-3.0/settings.ini to look like this:

[Settings]
gtk-icon-theme-name = gnome
gtk-font-name = Segoe UI 9

This makes Audacious use the correct font inside the GTK UI, which looks a heck of a lot better / more native.

Therefore i suggest to add this line to future releases of Audacious Win32 or, if possible, to fix the actual root cause of this issue.

PS:

Before you say "But the native UI font in Windows XP is "Tahoma" @ 8pt":

In just a few days, Windows XP will be EOL, at least AFAIK. And the native UI font in all Windows releases after Windows XP is "Segoe UI" @ 9pt.

Regards

History

#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

Not really a complete fix. Changing gtk-font-name won't change the font used in the info bar nor those used in the Winamp interface. Whatever Pango considers a good alternative for "Sans" (which turns out to be Tahoma, I guess) will still be used in those places.

#2 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

Okay, I partially misspoke. The info bar will follow gtk-font-name.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

So I might go ahead and change this in the next build. But before I do that, might I interest you in some good ol' 8-point MS Sans Serif? ;)

#4 Updated by Thomas Lange over 7 years ago

gtk-auto-mnemonics = 1
should be also added to show the "_" mnemonics only when ALT is pressed.

#5 Updated by Q. P. over 7 years ago

"John Lindgren wrote:

[...]

might I interest you in some good ol' 8-point MS Sans Serif? ;)

[...]"

Could you please elaborate? What do you mean with that?

Regards

#6 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

Q. P. wrote:

Could you please elaborate? What do you mean with that?

It was a joke, sorry if that was not clear. MS Sans Serif was the default font used in Windows 95 and 98.

#7 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 3.5
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Affects version 3.5-alpha1 added

Added a settings.ini file with the recommended changes to the repository.

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