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Submitted By: Daniel Beardsmore (uilleann)
Assigned to: Tim Ringenbach (marv_sf)
Summary: IRC MOTD window font and size improvements
Under Win 2000 SP 4 at least (gaim 1.3.0 and GTK+ 2.6.7
A), IRC MOTD windows are showing a sans-serif
proportional typeface. Given that IRC is predominantly
a monospace environment, using a proportional face for
the MOTD display upsets any formatting in the MOTD that
relies on monospace type for its arrangement. I suggest
gaim switch to using monospace type for the MOTD window.
The MOTD window is also a bit on the small side, the
lines of text already wrap as they are now (in
proportional type). How badly this happens depends on
the server; SlashNET Coruscant server's MOTD only has
one line that wraps, but Freenode's Tolkien server's
text wraps like crazy. Using a monospace font would of
course worsen this as the letters are mostly wider for
a given point size.
Both server's ASCII art graphics get mangled by the font.
GTK+ permitting, the best approach IMO would be to size
the window according to the longest line of text in the
MOTD (screen width permitting), and then you'd
guarantee to always get it right. That failing, a boost
to the window size should help instead :)