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Toolbar: Some icons not shown #14

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matidio opened this Issue Apr 1, 2015 · 8 comments

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matidio commented Apr 1, 2015

I have some problem with the visualization of the toolbar icons. Some of them are shown only as file icon (see attached screenshot). Installation was ok, no issues. I have no idea where to look to resolve this. The problem exists since v1.3.5.

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Some of the icons in the Segoe Symbol font are only available in Windows 8.

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mike-ward commented Apr 1, 2015

Some of the icons in the Segoe Symbol font are only available in Windows 8.

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mike-ward commented Apr 3, 2015

This link has newer fonts. Use the Windows 8.1 font.

http://media.askvg.com/downloads/2013/01/Install-Segoe-UI-Symbol-Font-in-Windows-8.zip

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tiesont Jun 2, 2015

I guess I don't really get why this is "won't fix" - the requirements listed on the home project page says "Windows 7+". If the UI requires Windows 8 fonts to display the menu glyphs, it makes the app a little less "user-friendly" to have to hover and wait for the tooltip text.

Have you considered possibly embedding something like Font Awesome? It's license allows use in "desktop" apps. If you're willing to re-open this issue, I'd be willing to take a stab at switching the glyphs.

tiesont commented Jun 2, 2015

I guess I don't really get why this is "won't fix" - the requirements listed on the home project page says "Windows 7+". If the UI requires Windows 8 fonts to display the menu glyphs, it makes the app a little less "user-friendly" to have to hover and wait for the tooltip text.

Have you considered possibly embedding something like Font Awesome? It's license allows use in "desktop" apps. If you're willing to re-open this issue, I'd be willing to take a stab at switching the glyphs.

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I appreciate the offer. I've used the font awesome fonts in other desktop apps and they look "odd" when compared to the system icons. It's just not something I'm interested investing energy in.

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mike-ward commented Jun 2, 2015

I appreciate the offer. I've used the font awesome fonts in other desktop apps and they look "odd" when compared to the system icons. It's just not something I'm interested investing energy in.

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jnm2 Nov 2, 2015

If the font isn't installed with the software, it's a bug. I'm sorry you don't think it's worth spending time fixing, but next time I want to install this it's not gonna be worth my time forgetting this and digging up this link and manually installing a font every time.

jnm2 commented Nov 2, 2015

If the font isn't installed with the software, it's a bug. I'm sorry you don't think it's worth spending time fixing, but next time I want to install this it's not gonna be worth my time forgetting this and digging up this link and manually installing a font every time.

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Microsoft's licensing does not allow me to distribute the font. Distributing the any font would require elevating the installer privilege to admin which I'm not willing to do. It's not a bug, it's a choice. Also, the font only has to be updated once per machine, not on every install or update.

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mike-ward commented Nov 2, 2015

Microsoft's licensing does not allow me to distribute the font. Distributing the any font would require elevating the installer privilege to admin which I'm not willing to do. It's not a bug, it's a choice. Also, the font only has to be updated once per machine, not on every install or update.

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jnm2 Nov 3, 2015

I have five machines and do clean installs every now and then. So I'm an extreme case, but choosing to take a dependency you can't distribute and not even providing a link to instructions on startup when the dependency is missing doesn't impress like it could.

jnm2 commented Nov 3, 2015

I have five machines and do clean installs every now and then. So I'm an extreme case, but choosing to take a dependency you can't distribute and not even providing a link to instructions on startup when the dependency is missing doesn't impress like it could.

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Point taken. I will add a link to this issue on the MDE home page and make it abundently clear that Windows 7 is not supported (for any issue).

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mike-ward commented Nov 3, 2015

Point taken. I will add a link to this issue on the MDE home page and make it abundently clear that Windows 7 is not supported (for any issue).

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