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Old 01-24-2014, 06:01 AM   #1
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Can't set preferred font in Sigil Code Editor window

Code view is less usable for me than it used to be.

I have a couple of monospace fonts installed that I prefer to the Windows default installed fonts. To wit, PT Mono from ParaType--- it has excellent differentiation between digit 1, upper-case I, & lower-case l; slashed zeros that do not look like upper-case O, etc, etc.

The fonts that are not part of the default Windows installation do not appear in the drop-down list of font choices. This happens on my Asus Win8 (64bit) laptop. I don't know if this is a Sigil thing, or a Win8 thing.

I used PT Mono when I was using version 6.x (v 5.x for sure) on my old XP machine, but apparently something has changed.

Does anybody know any tricks to use my preferred font?

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This appears to be a Win8/Sigil bug. However, you easily fix this by manually editing the sigil.ini file:

1. Close Sigil, and press Windows+R (Run).
2. Enter %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local and press Enter.
3. Locate the sigil-ebook folder and open the sigil folder in it.
4. Create a backup of sigil.ini and open it with an editor.
5. Locate the code_view_font_family_standard line, change the font name to PT Mono and save sigil.ini.
(It should look like this: code_view_font_family_standard=PT Mono)

When you start Sigil the next time it should use PT Mono in Code View mode.

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:43 PM   #3
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Doitsu, thanks so much for the help. I am so happy it is such a simple fix

Just one more reason to hate Win8 .
Did I say "hate"? No, no, no --- detest, despise, LOATHE ENTIRELY!


(I'm getting used to it, but it ain't no XP, and I don't mean in a good way.)
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