[PySide] conforming fonts between platforms
Frank Rueter | OHUfx
frank at ohufx.com
Tue Nov 12 00:05:23 CET 2013
Actually I realised that in my case I can simply inherit the system
font, because my app is meant to run inside of another host app which is
already doing the hard work with fonts.
So in my case working with QApplication.font() magically solves all my
troubles (inside the host app, not as a standalone).
I will check in with the guys who wrote the host app to see if they can
share the magic solution.
On 12/11/13 09:20, Frank Rueter | OHUfx wrote:
> thanks Sean,
> I will give it a go (I'm on Ubunto as well at home)
> On 11/11/13 20:48, Sean Fisk wrote:
>> Hi Frank,
>> I struggled with this a while ago
>> and have it working on Windows and Mac OS X. Still having some
>> problems on GNU/Linux (specifically targeting Ubuntu) but my team is
>> working on it. We first compile some TTF files into our resources,
>> then import them in our program, then call this:
>> |# fonts.py
>> from PySideimport QtCore, QtGui
>> def init():
>> """Initialize embedded fonts."""
>> font_dir_resource = QtCore.QResource(':/fonts')
>> font_resource_path = font_dir_resource.absoluteFilePath()
>> for ttf_filenamein font_dir_resource.children():
>> # DON'T use `os.path.join()' here because Qt always uses UNIX-style
>> # paths. On Windows `os.sep' is '\\'.
>> res_file = QtCore.QFile('/'.join([font_resource_path, ttf_filename]))
>> # Must re-open the file in read-only mode to read the contents
>> # correctly.
>> byte_array = res_file.readAll()
>> And to use it (snippet):
>> |class LoginView(QtGui.QDialog):
>> def __init__(self, parent=None):
>> super(LoginView, self).__init__(parent)
>> # ...
>> self.title_font = QtGui.QFont('YourFontName',46)
>> self.title_label = QtGui.QLabel('Your text in your font')
>> Hope this helps. And if you get it working on GNU/Linux, let me know
>> what you did!
>> Sean Fisk
>> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:24 AM, Frank Rueter | OHUfx
>> <frank at ohufx.com <mailto:frank at ohufx.com>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am facing the challenge I'm sure many of you have had to deal
>> with before:
>> I need to make sure that the font used in my application looks as
>> similar as posisble between windows, linux and osx.
>> I am currently using 12 point Helvetica, which turns into a 16 pixel
>> high Sans Nimbus L on my linux box messing up my custom widget's
>> What is the best practise here?
>> Supposedly it is possible to compile a font into a resource which
>> ensure almost identical results, right?! Has anybody ever done
>> this before?
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