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Re: TMerge EOL icons look ugly on W2K

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 10:42:47 +0200

Simon Large wrote:
> 2008/7/8 Christian Walther <cwalther_at_gmx.ch>:
>> Stefan Küng wrote:
>>> As of r13423, you can switch to the line drawing
>> OK, that looks much better! Screenshot attached for comparison for the
>> curious. The CRLF arrow is a bit asymmetric, but the non-intrusiveness is a
>> big improvement. I can live with the lack of antialiasing considering that
>> on Windows (2000 at least) most things aren't antialiased. Thanks!
>
> OK, I see why you think they're ugly, Stefan, but with a little change
> they could be fine, and IMHO better than the icons. The attached
> screenshots show TMerge and Notepad2 displaying the same file. I don't
> like Notepad2's line-ending representation - that really would be
> intrusive - but its tab representation looks good to me.
>
> So in TMerge I think you need to:
> 1. Make the arrow heads smaller, maybe half the size they are now.
> 2. Use 45 degree angle for all the diagonals. Easy to align, and draws smoothly.
> 3. Make sure the lines don't overlap to give a blob at the arrow head.
> 4. Make the CRLF arrow symmetrical.
> 5. Reduce height of LF and CRLF arrows just a little so there is a gap
> between them on adjacent lines.
>
> Then I think it will look good :-)

They should look better as of r13471.

Stefan

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