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leotex
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how to add new fonts to Texniccenter ?

Postby leotex » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:08 am

Hello everybody,

does anyone know how to add new fonts to the editor (i'm not talking about fonts in the compiled document) ? I run TC on Windows XP.

I find this "courier new" quite difficult to read, as I'm using this editor for long and tiring hours. I don't find where is the list of the fonts initially proposed by TC, which is different from the one proposed in the small text editor of windows XP for instance.

thanks to any contributor!

(please indulge my bad english ;)

rockstar1707
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Postby rockstar1707 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:07 am

Go to:

1) Tools -> Options -> Text Format
2) In the drop-down box select Editor (it is selected by default)
3) Choose an appropriate font from the list

You can do the same for the Navigator and Output (warnings, errors, etc.)

leotex
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Postby leotex » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:03 pm

Thank you for your answer. I had a doubt about being clear enough, because it seems that my question is quite unusal. I know how to choose another font in this list, but I'd like to add new fonts to this list, that is to say fonts that are not already present in this list. This is because no one is smooth enough for my sensitive eyes ;)

rockstar1707
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Postby rockstar1707 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:50 pm

This list contains system-wide fonts, i.e. fonts which are installed on the system. Hence, if you want to use some other font you have to install it in a usual way:

1) START -> Control Panel -> Fonts
2) File -> Install new font

However, you have to be aware that the current version of TXC is limited to monospace fonts, such as Courier New etc. So, Times New Roman, Arial etc. are not possible to use.

Currently I'm using Andale Mono and I'm pretty pleased with it. If you like it you can get it here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/core ... e?download (via Wikipedia)

leotex
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Postby leotex » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:15 am

Well, thank you very much for this accurate answer, exactly the infos I needed

cheers!

I'll try this andalus font, thanks for it

leo

by the way, I've just found this url

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/work/FontSurvey.aspx

about best programming fonts.

rockstar1707
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Postby rockstar1707 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:30 am

Glad to help :)

And thank you very much for the page you found. It can be really helpful :)


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