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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Unusable Document Analyzer because of too small font sizes
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:08:37 GMT
Hi, can you say what operating system / version etc. you are using which has 
this issue?

-Marshall

On 3/24/2012 4:59 PM, Eric Buist wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am facing this problem more and more often and now it is too much. Each time 
> I install a new software tool with a GUI, I am stuck with tiny font sizes and 
> no workaround. This is now happening to me with the Document Analysis tool of 
> UIMA. I searched a long long time about the topic of increasing font size of 
> Swing applications, and the requirement is to pull the app apart and change 
> the source code at many places, customizing how each and every control is 
> instantiated! This is just total madness.
>
> The problem is that the UIMA tutorial relies on this GUI tool, not proposing 
> any fallback such as a text-mode alternative or API calls that would allow to 
> process documents and format the annotated JCASes. I am thus blocked until I 
> google around and copy/paste hundreds of lines of codes to get a working basic 
> text-mode document analysis tool.
>
> My system font is correct and a bunch of applications such as the terminal 
> emulator, Eclipse, Emacs, Google Chrome, Thunderbird, etc., have correct font 
> sizes. But Java Swing applications just ignore system settings.
>
> I tried simple solutions such as switching the default Swing look and feel 
> from the cross-platform to GTK: no result. It seems the GTK LAF is non-working 
> in OpenJDK, the only JVM available in Ubuntu repositories since Oracle bought 
> Sun. I tried to find a way to tune the look and feel: no solution, except 
> AGAIN changing the source code of the application.
>
> Is there any way around this? Any plan for a text-based document analysis tool 
> or something using an Eclipse plug-in?
>

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