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Font Size Changed

QUESTION: Goodness! I just installed IDL 8.1 and all the object graphics programs I wrote for IDL 7.1.1 have grown in size! It looks to me like a 12 point font is now about two-thirds larger than it used to be. What happened!?

ANSWER: It is not clear what happened, but fonts did change in IDL 8. And you are correct, they are about two-thirds larger than they used to be. Here is the same program, run in IDL 7.1 (left) and IDL 8.1 (right).

IDL 7.1 Size IDL 8.1 Size
Font size has gotten larger in IDL 8.

Version of IDL used to prepare this article: IDL 7.0.1.

Last Updated: 30 March 2011