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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Current/default font

Martin Wuerthner wrote:
I would finally like to fix the default/current font issue for the 0.7 release. See http://bugzilla.xara.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1111

Are there any objections to the strategy described there? Changing the current font to whatever the host system thinks is closest to Arial would finally stop "Arial (missing)" from being shown initially in the text tool on systems without Arial. Charles, ISTR that when I first suggested this change a long time ago you were not too happy with it and even thought it was even a good thing for users to see the "Arial missing" font name?

The consequences of the current font being different from the default font are that even when the user never changes font and just clicks and types, each text object will get its own typeface attribute stating the font that is used - which is a good thing because the document might later be loaded on a different machine that has both Arial and the font used in the document, and then, we certainly do want the same font to be used that was used when creating the document.

Yes. I prefer the strategy described by Neil in the original bug