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Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame)

Author Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com>
Full name Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com>
Date 2016-11-11 10:41:27 PST
Message On 11 November 2016 at 21:06, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn at gmail dot com> wrote:

> On 11.11.2016 18:55, Stefan Hett wrote:
> > On 11/11/2016 6:38 PM, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> >> On 10 November 2016 at 19:54, Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com
> >> <mailto:ivan@visu​alsvn.com>> wrote:
> >>
> >> On 10 November 2016 at 03:04, Sven Strickroth <tigris at cs-ware dot de
> >> <mailto:tigris@cs​-ware.de>> wrote:
> >>
> >> > I would like to change the default font used in TortoiseMerge,
> >> > TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame to Consolas 10pt, instead of
> >> Courier
> >> > New 10pt. Consolas is the default font in the most
> >> programmers editors
> >> > and IDEs on Windows [1] including Visual Studio.
> >>
> >> What about also changing LogFont?
> >>
> >>
> >> I also wanted suggested to change it, but didn't decide what font
> >> size to use: 9pt or 10pt (currently TortoiseSVN uses Courier New
> >> 8pt). I'm going to prepare screenshots with different fonts and
> >> post it here later.
> >>
> >>
> >> Currently TortoiseSVN uses Courier New 8pt, but Consolas 8pt is too
> >> small (see attached screenshot). Both Consolas 9pt and Consolas 10pt
> >> looks fine for me, but I cannot decide what is better. Any opinions?
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ivan Zhakov
> > Personally, Consolas 8pt looks fine with me. Comparing the actual pixel
> > heights of the letters suggest that both (Consolas 8pt and CourierNew
> > 8pt) are kind of the same. I'd expect there's a standard size used
> > throughout TSVN (with regards to how large standard fonts are) and that
> > should be kept IMO.
>
> I agree: Consolas 8pt looks fine for me too.
>
Hi Stefan,

The problem that Consolas font is significantly narrower than Courier New:
Courier New 8pt - 257px (100%)
Consolas 8pt - 236px ( 91%)
Consolas 9t - 265px (103%)

(see attached screenshot)

I.e. Consolas 8pt would be 9% narrow than Courier New 8pt. While Consolas
9pt width would be almost the same as Courier New 8pt. So I think Consolas
9pt is much better font for log messages than Consolas 8pt.

And if a user thinks it's too small: Settings->Dialogs 1->Font for log
> messages
>
Sure, but I think defaults are very important anyway: they affect first
impression of software.

--
Ivan Zhakov
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Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> 2016-11-11 09:38:52 PST
     Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) Stefan Hett <stefan at egosoft dot com> Stefan Hett <stefan at egosoft dot com> 2016-11-11 09:55:58 PST
         Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) steveking Stefan Küng 2016-11-11 10:07:03 PST
             Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> 2016-11-11 10:41:27 PST
                 Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) Oskar Berggren <oskar dot berggren at gmail dot com> Oskar Berggren <oskar dot berggren at gmail dot com> 2016-11-11 10:52:48 PST
                 Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) steveking Stefan Küng 2016-11-11 11:16:53 PST
                     Re: Use Consolas font by default for Log Messages (was Use Consolas font by default in TortoiseMerge, TortoiseUDiff and TortoiseBlame) Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> 2016-11-11 11:23:19 PST
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