Change font-size for individual font samples in the preview pane

Bug #354458 reported by Jeroen Hoek on 2009-04-03
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Gnome Specimen

Bug Description

Some fonts are bigger at the same point size than others. Compare for instance DejaVu Serif and Gentium. In these cases it would be nice to be able to set the font-size for individual row.

One approach might be to add the possibility to "zoom" a single row, so the user could zoom in on Gentium until the text he is testing has the same width for both, and than still be able to freely adjust the overall font-size, so he can look at different sizes whilst keeping the two samples roughly the same width.

A possible alternative is a "same width" toggle, which would fill out all specimen to the same width, perhaps using the widest font in the list as a guide. This way the interface remains clean.

My compliments on this nice application by the way.

Wouter Bolsterlee (uws) wrote :

Sorry for my complete lack of love for Gnome Specimen lately. However, I think this feature is a bit overkill for an application that is designed to be as simple as possible.

Changed in gnome-specimen:
status: New → Won't Fix
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