[maemo-developers] Porting Gtk apps to maemo: howto change default font size

From: Ross Burton ross at burtonini.com
Date: Fri Nov 23 21:29:59 EET 2007
On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 19:24 +0100, Nicolas wrote:
> I have compiled gFTP which is a Gtk FTP client, but the UI interface
> has many things to display, and the default font size is too big to be
> usable. Same problem with PcManFM which is a lightweight Gtk
> filemanager. 
> Question: is there an easy way to customize font size for specific
> applications? (I saw the gtkrc file, but I don't want to mess with the
> whole system theme). Or should I patch the Gtk code to change the font
> size inside the application (I have no experience with Gtk, but I
> guess this should be fairly easy)? 

The general answer is "fix the app": the built-in file manager manages
to be use usable with the font size so why shouldn't pcmanfm or gftp?
If the font was drastically smaller, it wouldn't be possible to use the
device outside of an office, so what's the point?

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