Re: [isabelle] Isabelle2013-RC3 available for testing

Well, I don't quite get the day trader joke, but the "German" words are hilarious.

Just for the record. I use the default font size on my laptop and with a not so big monitor, on neither of which the font seems too big. Moreover, as makarius pointed out earlier, for smaller font sizes the font is a bit "thin".



Gottfried Barrow <gottfried.barrow at> wrote:

>On 2/8/2013 9:32 AM, Makarius wrote:
>> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013, Gottfried Barrow wrote:
>>> IsaUser1: Dude, who does Makarius think uses the size 18 font that 
>>> comes as the default for jEdit?
>> It is an attempt to guess right in many first-encounter situations.  
>> 18px also happens to be the size where the font that is used as basis 
>> for IsabelleText (Bitstream Vera) renders with strong stems.
>>> IsaUser2: Well, that would be Makarius himself. He uses a football 
>>> stadium size monitor, and at 50 meters, even a size 18 font is small, 
>>> as you can imagine.
>> In my office I do have a huge screen at 2560 pixel width, but that is 
>> in fact not so much these days
>So now, to fewer people, it's not a mystery. However, as time passes, 
>there is the possibility that it will become, "canonical Isabelle humour".
>Revisions and improvements are important in most areas of life, so to 
>raise the quality of this discussion, I submit a revision to the 
>previous Real and True conversation:
>IsaUser1: [As before]
>IsaUser2: [As before]
>IsaUser1: [As before, or some meaningless variation using "dude", "bro", 
>"hommie" if you're a rapper, "mate" if you're Australian, "ole chap" if 
>you're British, or "kumpel", "fruend", "genosse", "matt", "maat", 
>"kamerad", or "gehilfe" if you're German.]
>IsaUser2: Well, it's not just for Isabelle development. Makarius views 
>many, many technical charts at the same time. Makarius' day job is a day 
>trader. He only does Isabelle development in his spare time.
>IsaUser1: [A user supplied sentence which overuses words like "dude" and 
>"awesome", and is meaningless, to keep the focus on the last sentence.]

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