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Re: Mintty 2.4.0 and Deja Vu Sans Mono 2.35: issue with bold
On Jul 12, 2016, at 9:09 AM, Henry S. Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Much easier:
>> export PS1='\[\033[1m\]\h\[\033[0m\]<\!>:'
> and your machine name should be bold.
That is indeed what I see.
> But I have a further (bizarre) observation: This problem is
> size and/or resolution-related:
> Show bold as font
> On Off
> 8pt Works Doesn't work
> 12pt Doesn't work Doesn't work
The screenshot I posted was 12pt. Bold and Book weights are clearly distinguished.
I will concede that there does seem to be some kind of size dependence, as the difference is less clear at 72pt, though I could not say that the difference “vanishes.”
It isn’t specific to Deja Vu, either, as the same thing happens with Lucida Console and Consolas.
That said, if you create a Wordpad document with the same faces, sizes, and weights, bold is more clearly distinguished at high point sizes.
So, perhaps MinTTY is indeed using some kind of faux bold here.
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