[Interest] Qt and fixed width/pitch font
aschmidt at dekaresearch.com
Wed Aug 1 18:28:30 CEST 2012
1. In most fonts, the numbers are designed to all use the
same pitch so numbers will inherently align. (This is
isn't true of all fonts, though.) And "+", "-", "$"/
"€"/"¥"/"£" (etc.), and a few other characters that
typically hang around with numbers may still give you
some alignment grief.
2. If you therefore decide to actually go fully fixed-pitch,
you should use a font which is actually designed for
fixed-pitch ("monospaced") operation. If you don't,
your application will look *UGLY*.
From: interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org [mailto:interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Carl Schumann
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 11:56 AM
To: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: [Interest] Qt and fixed width/pitch font
Qt community I am developing a spreadsheet like program. As such I
would like to have numeric values line up, i.e., units digit, etc. form
a column. That would seem to require a fixed width/pitch font. So I
tried QFont::setFixedPitch(true). This did not result in a fixed pitch
font. Any ideas how I should debug this failure or work around it
please. Thanks for any help.
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