Posted Jun 11, 2004 9:35 UTC (Fri) by neilbrown
In reply to: Custom fonts
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
By "The Unix Way", I mean the "one task, one tool" paradym (sp?).
Most commonly in Unix they communicate over pipes, but I don't see that
as essential to idea. Communicating via X selections is just as valid.
It is quite likely that Plan 9 follows this "unix way" more than other derivatives.
I think it would make a lot of sense to have just one font picker, just one
colour picker, just one file picker (... are there any others), that each
app communicates with via the X server. After all, each app doesn't do it's
own window management (with some annoying exceptions like xmms). Why should
they each have their own pickers?
I don't know of any other apps that us the selection in interesting ways,
which is a shame.
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