Add the possibility to change the font type in edit mode

Bug #755632 reported by MyOtheHedgeFox on 2011-04-09
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Jendrik Seipp

Bug Description

It's not a bug, but actually a suggestion.
Is it possible (and relatively easy) to add the possibility to change the font type and size in RNB? Will it work both in Linux and Windows?
It's rather uncomfortable to dig through the gtkrc file in order to choose your own ones.

The font size can be set in the preferences. The font style will
probably be adjustable in future versions.

Excuse me for not noticing this.
Thanks for paying attention to this rather weird ticket. :)

Changed in rednotebook:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Subito Piano (shoestringpc) wrote :

Hear, hear! :) It would be nice to be able to use a "slashed-zero" font, for instance.

Trung Ngô (ndtrung4419) wrote :

This font issue can really mess up text written in Vietnamese and possibly many other scripts out there that has characters not included in the default selection of font. Currently I'm changing the font preference by editing the executable directly but obviously a setting would be much more convenient. :)

summary: - Add the possibility to change font type and size for editor mode
+ Add the possibility to change the font type in edit mode
Robert Shiplett (grshiplett) wrote :

what baffles me is that the font in edit is not that in preview ... so that I can read the Japanese only in edit mode ... and the tags which ar kanji are worse as they are empty rectrangles in the Tag Cloud and only visible above it when selected "blindly" from the cloud.

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) wrote :

The font for both edit and preview mode can now be set in the preferences (code only available in trunk, not released yet).

Changed in rednotebook:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp)
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) wrote :

It would be great if you could test the new feature. Grab the newest development code (, run RedNotebook and change the edit font in the preferences. Does it work as expected? If it does, I can release the new version.

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) wrote :

This has been added in version 1.8

Changed in rednotebook:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released


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