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Topic: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

I prepared my laptop to travel with the project to finish documentation on site.
To my horror i now see that all text in qet drawings are 50% larger there -> overlapping = unusable.
Also the pdf i export there show same problem.

I use exactly the same OS: Mageia 6, Plasma.

Any clue?

2 (edited by Morganol 2017-02-06 17:55:58)

Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

Another test:
booting into MS Windows7 on that laptop and use the QET windows binary, the text is instead a little bit *smaller* than on my Mageia workstation.

There is another small problem: All text on schema is less beautiful - kerning and softness (i dont remenber the correct term right now) seem broken.  Menus and project list etc are all OK.

While not beautiful, it is good enough for my immediate need.

Picture left: Nice text in folio list - right: ugly rendered text on schematic

Maybe it is a question of what typefaces are installed?
I have only used default and not tred other.  Yet.

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Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

Laptop and workstation has the same type of screen, same Qt version?

See : https://qelectrotech.org/forum/viewtopi … 4074#p4074
https://download.tuxfamily.org/qet/forum_img/differences-ecrans-wvga-hd-fhd-qhd-uhd-image-00-w782.jpg

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Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

On the laptop the screen is the same regardless if i boot windows or linux nomicons/wink  But i compiled QET locally on Linux with Qt 5.6.2
Compared to my workstation, on my laptop windows QET display texts smaller, but on Linux QET display texts *much* larger.

The text size on laptop in windows is close to size of what i see on workstation in Linux.


The windows QET is the "ready-to-use" development version.

My workstation have same Linux distro Mageia6, Plasma, and Qt versions as laptop, both use proprietary but different Nvidia drivers.

Laptop is an old Thinkpad T61p with 1600x1200 screen, workstation have 2560x1600.


From the link you gave I fail to distill a method to apply.  Maybe it got lost in google translation or i am just too tired.

To tell which system show the correct size, i guess i can make a text of large size "H" in element editor and measure how many dot high it is.    What would be correct measurement there?

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Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

Example from my laptop, texts overflowing.
(That page is a top plan of the PLC network of the equipment)

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Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

Hello,

I was faced with a similar problem.

I'm also using QET on two computers, both running Windows7.

On my laptop I realized, that the text in the drawings was always a bit larger and also the tabstops were wrong.
After reinstalling and trying different qet versions finally I found, that on my laptop,
to get a better readability, I set the (I think it is named DPI-Scaling under "Control Panel"->"Display") to 125%.

I set it back to 100% and everything was fine.

So I think somewhere QET or Qt itself is considering this scaling implicitely or explicitely, but only for the text in the drawings. Generally this should not be a problem but all elements of the drawing including the page dimensions should also get scaled.

I did not take an explicit look, but I'm pretty sure that Linux Desktops also have this kind of option which can lead to the same effects.

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Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

Hello Stephan,

thanks for your feedback.

8 (edited by Morganol 2018-10-08 11:15:16)

Re: Texts are displayed different size on different computers

On KDE5 Plasma:
(All names guessed from translating from Swedish)

Plasma settings > Appearance > Font > Font
 [x] Force font dots per inch: 

Higher number will make all text bigger in menues, dialogs, drawing.

The QET drawing template editor have check boxes to make the text size automatically limit to available space.