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[JAVAHELP] font recommendation

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Anonymous

First off, I'm aware that this is a J2SE limitation- but I was wondering
what font some of you are using with JavaHelp that perhaps you've found
more readable or pleasant.. I deploy to Linux and Win32 right now, both
of which (with latest versions) feature great anti-aliased fonts. While
Java's default (dialog, I think?) looks acceptable in a Java app for
labels and so forth, it is rather poor when you go and try to read a
large amount of text as in a help file.

I have my fingers crossed that the Swing team will give us something
great with Tiger. But until then, any suggestions? The font in
IntelliJ IDEA's Java Help is fairly easy to look at, considering that
anti-aliasing isn't available. Not sure what font they used though-
maybe something they packaged themselves.

Thanks

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Stephan Schlecht

I personally think, that the font rendering of Java is really
good.

Anyway, if you like the font IntelliJ IDEA is using, simply take
a look at their style sheet (seems to be Arial and Verdana).
The online help is contained in the the following sub folder of
the IntelliJ IDEA installation directory: "help/idea".

Hope this helps,

Stephan
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At 15:23 04.09.2003, Brian W. Young wrote:
>First off, I'm aware that this is a J2SE limitation- but I was wondering
>what font some of you are using with JavaHelp that perhaps you've found
>more readable or pleasant.. I deploy to Linux and Win32 right now, both
>of which (with latest versions) feature great anti-aliased fonts. While
>Java's default (dialog, I think?) looks acceptable in a Java app for
>labels and so forth, it is rather poor when you go and try to read a
>large amount of text as in a help file.
>
>I have my fingers crossed that the Swing team will give us something
>great with Tiger. But until then, any suggestions? The font in
>IntelliJ IDEA's Java Help is fairly easy to look at, considering that
>anti-aliasing isn't available. Not sure what font they used though-
>maybe something they packaged themselves.
>
>Thanks
>
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>You may leave the list at any time by sending message with no subject and
>"SIGNOFF JAVAHELP-INTEREST" in the body to LISTSERV@JAVA.SUN.COM. Archives
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