[Geany-Users] Problem with using Deja Vu Sans in Geany

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Apr 3 23:24:19 UTC 2017

On 4 April 2017 at 06:17, Jiří Techet <techet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:25 PM, Samuel Loy <sams.silly.stuff at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using Geany 1.26 "Rosset" on Mac Os X 10.10.5, I'm trying to change my
>> font from the default Courier to Deja Vu Sans.
>> My problem is that when I select the font and the regular font weight of
>> "book," that all my code displays in bold which is harder to read and it
>> doesn't allow for certain keywords to be bolded as before.
>> I've googled for solutions and I've tried to read the configuration
>> documentation, and either I can't find the place where the proper font
>> formatting of the default font can be set or I'm not understanding the docs.
> Hi Samuel,
> I can reproduce the issue too - unfortunately I doubt it's a Geany bug, it's
> more probably a bug somewhere in Geany dependencies like GTK or pango which
> unfortunately aren't very actively maintained for OS X.

The problem does not occur using Deja-Vu on Linux (GTK 3.18), so yes
its probably a problem in the OSX version of GTK or fontconfig.


> There's one possible workaround - when you uninstall the bold variant of the
> font from the system and only keep the "Book" one, the text isn't bold any
> more. But depends whether you don't need the bold variant for something
> else.
> Cheers,
> Jiri
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