tinkertool, fonts and ical.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by flowin, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. flowin macrumors member

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    #1
    hi,

    i tried using tinkertool to change my system fonts..
    it all looks fine.. until i open iCal.

    and i get this... this doesnt happen for all fonts.. but i was wondering whether this is a common problem.
     

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #2
    This occurs because character sizes for a given point size for a given font aren't the same, and when space is limited, text gets cut off, like you see there. The best solutions to this are reducing the point size and/or using a different font.

    As for how common this problem is, I think it's more common than you might think, given that most developers don't test how their applications will look with a different system font than the default, and that space for UI elements is typically fixed.
     
  3. flowin thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    wow.. that was fast..
    another problem is that some numbers dont appear...

    like this..
     

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I suspect either the same reason I mentioned above or a corrupt font to be the cause.
     
  5. flowin thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    i thought this is strange.. cos all the other apps have no problems at all..
     

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