This tab allows you to specify fonts to be used in various sections of the IDLDE interface.
Under Microsoft Windows, IDL uses a standard Windows font-selection dialog. You can select different fonts for IDL Editor windows, the Command Input Line, and the Output Log. Click on one of these areas in the Window list, then select the font, style, and size using the appropriate lists. Click Use Default Fonts to change to the IDL default font selections for all three areas.
This tab allows you to control which fonts are to be used for the main IDL window. Click on any of the following buttons to specify the relevant font:
Clicking any of the buttons on the Fonts tab of the Preferences dialog brings up the Select Font dialog. This dialog allows you to select fonts from the X Windows Server font database, based on the attributes Foundry, Family, Weight, Slant, SetWidth, and Size. Using this dialog is similar to using the
xfontsel X Window utility. See your X Window system font documentation for additional details. Once you have selected a font, click OK to accept your selection or Cancel to abandon it.