XFT fonts may be specified without `pixelsize` #2

vincentbernat opened this Issue Oct 8, 2012 · 2 comments

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Another valid way to specify an XFT font is to use xft:DejaVu Sans Mono-8. This has not the same effect as using pixelsize. Here is a slight modification of your plugin to work with this notation (I am not very proficient with Perl, feel free to come with another solution):

    foreach my $piece (@pieces) {
        if ($piece =~ /(pixelsize=|[^=-]*?)(\d+)/) {
            $size = $2;

            if ($basesize != 0) {
                $new_size = $basesize;
            } else {
                $new_size = ($change > 0 ? ($size + 1) : ($size - 1));

            $piece =~ s/$size/$new_size/;
        push @resized, $piece;

Also, the minimal value should be changed since the specified value is in points instead of pixels. Something like 6 seems OK.


OK, I finally had some time to look into this and read up on the different ways the font size can be specified with xft. After modifying your example a bit I think it should now properly handle all of them. Let me know if it works for you!

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