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• Sample pane small improvements - for a huge difference

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:42 pm
by thibaud
I find the sample pane to do a poor job at providing a realistic paragraph/block of text preview and I'm having a very hard time to evaluate the quality of a font for a block of text usage with it.
Here are 2 suggestion that would make a great difference:
  • Allow us to specify margin/padding for the pane text (I mean, come on even the pane label has more padding than the pane text)
  • Allow us to specify a line height for the pane text
Thanks a lot :D

Re: Sample pane small improvements - for a huge difference

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:54 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
What's the problem with using the Sample Pane? I would use that if I wanted to show more than a word or two.
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Re: Sample pane small improvements - for a huge difference

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:13 pm
by Erwin Denissen
It is a common Windows control that has little customization.

Re: Sample pane small improvements - for a huge difference

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:50 am
by thibaud
Erwin Denissen wrote:It is a common Windows control that has little customization.
Ok, would some kind of margin be part of the little parameters it offers, and if yes, would you consider adding some default margin to it ?

right now this is hurting me plenty...
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Re: Sample pane small improvements - for a huge difference

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:29 am
by Erwin Denissen
This might make it in the next upcoming major release. If it all works, we will add a margin of 4 pixels to the left and right. There is no way to add a top margin afaik.