[PATCH] Profile: add white outline to all text

Dirk Hohndel dirk at hohndel.org
Fri Jun 28 13:30:55 PDT 2013

On Fri, 2013-06-28 at 16:36 +0300, Lubomir I. Ivanov wrote:

> From: "Lubomir I. Ivanov" <neolit123 at gmail.com>
> Goal: no blending between profile text and graph lines
> Qt doesn't seem to provide an easy-to-go solution in terms
> of styling the z-order of the pen and brush layers of a
> QAbstractGraphicsShapeItem (or alternatively pen offset),
> which is needed if for example one likes the pen not
> to cover the text fill.
> Calling QGraphicsSimpleTextItem->setPen() on small text can
> cover bigger portions of the text, as the pen ends on top of the
> fill and given the pen stroke path ends up scaling exactly
> at the fill path border but not on the outside, for example.
> Since we don't get quick control over that (and to avoid
> the issue in a naive way), we set the text as bold
> and the white outline lands over the "bold-ed" area of glyphs.

So here is how that looks for me...

While I appreciate the idea, I'm a bit torn on whether this is an
Basically I would love an outline around the original characters on the
But the massive thinning out of the characters that we get as a
I'm not sure that's better.


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