[texworks] Preferences on Mac OS X 10.6.2

Helge Baumann Helge.Baumann at gmx.de
Wed Nov 25 16:23:08 CET 2009

Am 25.11.2009 um 07:23 schrieb Stefan Löffler:

> just a shot in the dark: does Format -> Font work for you in Tw? If
> there is a problem with fonts on your system in general, it shouldn't.
> But then again, the dialog may be provided by the OS, in which case it
> could work...

I found Format -> Font myself and tried, but it's the build in font panel, so no Qt :(

> Anyway, I just checked the code for populating the font list - it's
> actually fairly simple. All the (potentially) problematic stuff is
> handled by Qt itself (to be more specific by the QFontDatabase class).
> So I'm afraid there's not much we can do about it.

I think so, too, I'm watching the related issues on Qt.

> A few other random thoughts:
> * I remember that some apps (e.g. the GIMP, I think) appeared to hand on
> Windows machines. In fact, all it did was updating some internal font
> cache, but due to the large number of fonts installed by default on new
> Windows versions this took minutes. No idea if this could be somehow
> related?

I looked for other Qt based applications but currently find none on my system.

> * Could there be mismatching Qt versions around?

TeXWorks should get the build in version, not any other on the system.

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