[MonoDevelop] osx Lucida Grade warning: a typo?

Bart Masschelein masschel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 13:31:52 EST 2008

Bug posted:


with Geoff in CC (of the report), as he seems to be the author of the  
MacPlatform.cs file. Michael, did not find your novell account  
address, so you are not CC'ed.

On 30 Nov 2008, at 06:33, Michael Hutchinson wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 9:49 PM, Bart Masschelein  
> <masschel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Selecting text in osx is not correct, in that the cursor always is
>>>> slightly off when clicking with the mouse. The farther to the  
>>>> right in
>>>> the line, the more off the cursor is. Could the following warning  
>>>> be
>>>> related to this issue:
>>>> Pango-Warning: couldn't load font "Lucida Grade Not-Rotated 14",
>>>> falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 14", expect ugly output.
>>>> When I google for Lucida Grade, it does not give me any results,  
>>>> but
>>>> Lucida Grande does (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucida_Grande),  
>>>> which
>>>> is apparently a Mac OS specific font. Could this be a typo? And  
>>>> is it
>>>> coming from MonoDevelop, or is it a Pango issue?
>>> It appears to be a typo in the Mac addin:
>>> http://anonsvn.mono-project.com/viewvc/trunk/monodevelop/main/src/addins/MacPlatform/MacPlatform.cs?view=markup
>>> However, the selection problem is a separate issue. Could you file  
>>> a bug
>>> report?
>> Ok, no problem, but before I do that maybe it is worth mentioning the
>> following, in case it matters.
>> I have all the dependencies required to compile/install MD  
>> installed through
>> MacPorts (as described in http://www.naiznoiz.share-a-book.com/? 
>> p=27), but I
>> did not install the gtksourceview package(s), as MD seems to run  
>> without it.
>> Until a while ago, MD reported that this package was not installed  
>> during
>> the configuration step, but recently this does not happen anymore,  
>> so I
>> assume it is not a requirement. Is this true? Could this be related?
> Yes, we replaced GtkSourceView with a new, fully managed text editor,
> so this is a bug in the new implementation. It's probably Mac-specific
> or font-specific.
>> Thanks for pointing the location of the file with the typo. I  
>> changed this
>> in my local checkout, and the warning is gone. But indeed, it does  
>> not solve
>> the selection problem. So if the above is unrelated as well, I'll  
>> file a bug
>> report.
>> FYI, I thought that maybe the cause was that Lucida Grande is not a
>> monospace font (I'm not a font expert, but I guess I'm right), so I  
>> changed
>> to Courier New, in the preferences, and the problem remains as well.
> Thanks. Can you suggest the best default monospace font for a Mac too?
> -- 
> Michael Hutchinson
> http://mjhutchinson.com

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