Opened 7 years ago

#724 new defect

textsize detection broken when exporting to xfig

Reported by: westram Owned by: devel
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Library (GUI) Version: SVN
Keywords: Cc:


xfig-export (=print device) has problems to properly detect the resulting size of text-elements. This results e.g. in brackets overlapping with sequence info when exporting the tree to xfig (see attached example xfig).


  • printing to .ps (or .pdf) reduces the effect (=less overlap)
    • for .ps this is true when exported from xfig and from arb
  • effect depends on font/size-combination (for some it works perfectly, for other it fails miserably)

Possible reasons:

  • ARB has no knowledge about the effective size of a text-string on the print-device (?)
    ⇒ it can only assume the resulting size
  • it only happens for non-existing font sizes (?)
    (ARB does a fallback to next smaller existing font-size; but exports with selected font size)

related: #721

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print.fig (50.3 KB) - added by westram 7 years ago.

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Change History (1)

Changed 7 years ago by westram

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