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#1 2014-11-21 19:41:36

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Geany: how to alter font

Hey folks,

Due to my traitorous, failing peepers, bold font works a lot better for me in Geany.    The issue that I'm having is that the changes in preferences aren't actually changing the decoration to bold.

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View~>Change Font also shows a bold font.

Although the editor settings show a bold font, the editor itself isn't acknowledging the change. Changing the font name DOES make a change, but selecting and deselecting bold and saving the prefs does nothing in the editor window.

I remember solving this issue  in a previous install and I remember it not being that intuitive but I can't for the life of me remember what I did then to change the font.

Thanks for your time!

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#2 2014-11-21 21:04:09

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

I don't know the answer, but while looking it seems you posted this a long time ago! (13 hours actually according to Google)
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#3 2014-11-21 21:37:58

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

I don't always go back in time, but when I do, it's to screw with Google searches.

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#4 2014-11-21 21:38:33

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

^ Yesh, that would be this thread. neutral  (EDIT:  Apparently Google thinks it's so great that it's 13 hours ahead of everyone else. roll )

@schwim:  I just searched the forum for "geany font bold", and came up empty (for a solution to this, anyway).  If you had found a way to make it work in the past, I don't think you posted it here. hmm

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#5 2014-11-21 22:19:26

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

From every thing I found out the only way is to pick a font that is bold in nature,

I use Roboto Bold - 10
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#6 2014-11-22 00:06:32

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

Thanks a bunch for your help guys!

sage: Maybe I'm mistaken about the application.  I know I got help on it and I only ever ask here big_smile  Maybe my memory is just out of whack.

Sector:  Thanks a bunch.  I've got it running with Roboto now, but there's definitely some shenanigans afoot with Geany and fonts.  I chose Roboto Bold and it's super bold.  My brackets are blending together, so I thought I'd drop down to black or normal, but now I can't get it to unbold.  Other fonts work, but the various Robotos all show up as bold for me. 

If you change yours back to roboto thin/normal/anything else in the Roboto family, does it work?

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#7 2014-11-22 01:11:33

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

I vaguely remember something about Geany dropping support for bold font several versions ago?


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#8 2014-11-22 01:23:53

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

My searching resulted in the same mentions damo.  It seems bold was causing alignment issues. <insert dropping support to fix it joke here>

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#9 2014-11-22 10:10:25

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

i think the color scheme can help there.
i downloaded some to ~/.config/geany/colorschemes and removed "italic" - that was easy. analogously, you'd have to add "bold" everywhere. not so easy; i find the format rather cryptic.
or have a look here:
http://www.geany.org/Download/Extras#colors

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#10 2014-11-22 11:50:29

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

schwim wrote:

If you change yours back to roboto thin/normal/anything else in the Roboto family, does it work?

RE: Roboto - I only have the Roboto Bold and Bold Italic here ... sad


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#11 2014-11-22 11:59:22

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

The only reason I don't use geany full-time:

  • the fonts - these old eyes need something bold , and

  • I can't get a colour scheme like 'conky.lang' does in medit, that I use, and gedit, long forgotten

In medit I use Liberation Mono Bold - 10
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#12 2014-11-22 14:05:33

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

I'm also disappointed in the sytax highlighting of Geany, at least for PHP.  Maybe I'll make the editor rounds again.

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#13 2014-11-22 14:27:52

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

schwim wrote:

I'm also disappointed in the sytax highlighting of Geany, at least for PHP.  Maybe I'll make the editor rounds again.

This is how a small php file looks for me: NNDLfZ0m.png


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#14 2014-11-22 15:33:01

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

schwim wrote:

I'm also disappointed in the sytax highlighting of Geany, at least for PHP.  Maybe I'll make the editor rounds again.

There must be a suitable theme from all those available for installation? Remember each theme has 2 options, because of inverting syntax highlighting option.

Also it isn't difficult to mod a theme to your own preferences.


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#15 2014-11-22 16:32:39

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

@mod, thanks for fixing the image. I'll use the thumbnail version in future.

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#16 2014-12-25 11:21:15

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

i had another go at this and realized that what i recommended earlier doesn't (always) work...
here's another way:
copy your favorite /usr/share/geany/colorschemes/*.conf to $HOME/.config/geany/colorschemes/ , open in editor.
you will find many lines like this:

somevalue=#d0d0d0;#1C2613;false;false

now, the first "false" stands for "not bold", the last for "not italic".
so, changing one of the values to true makes it bold or italic.
here's an example that's all bold.

schwim wrote:

I'm also disappointed in the sytax highlighting of Geany, at least for PHP.  Maybe I'll make the editor rounds again.

how did that go? i don't find geany perfect, either, and always happy to hear of good lightweight alternatives.

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#17 2014-12-25 13:24:35

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Re: Geany: how to alter font

^ Awesome - off to tweak a few ...  Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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