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Re: Terminal Font doesn't display properly in TortoiseMerge

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:25:29 +0200

On 13.09.2009 02:40, Nikola Bozovic wrote:
> wanted to check diffs and wanted to change font to my preffered used on
> all dev environments, and tortoisemerge simply wont show how it should.
> Font in question is:
> Terminal (Microsoft VGA (640x480) resolution terminal font) comes with
> any Windows
> Font Size 6 - shows up but its smaller then 6, think its size is 5
> (check first pic)
> Font Size 8 - some garbage totally unreadable that looks like a some
> text but not readable (check second pic)
> Font Size 9 - some garbage totally unreadable that looks like a some
> text but not readable
> ...
> while in same time this font is shown properly in other programs like TC
> lister, TextPad (used it for comparation), ...
> I do not know does having installed Far East Asian languages on OS has
> to do with anything, but I guess not since TextPad, Lister, MSVS2005,
> ... shows this font properly.
> here are images for comparation tortoisemerge + textpad:
> font size 6:
> http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/745/svndiffterminalfontbug.png
> font size 9:
> http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9743/svndiffterminalfontbugr.png

The terminal font is very old and only supports very few chars, and only
those in ANSI, English codepage. Any other chars are substituted.
Also, you have the setting "use strikeout for removed lines" active.
Something the terminal font doesn't do well - that's why it looks so bad.

Stefan

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