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Re: Question about menu-choose-command...

> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1991 09:32-0400
> From: Scott McKay <SWM@SAPSUCKER.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
>     Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1991 20:24 EDT
>     From: (David A. Moon)
>     Should be indicated by dimming rather than italicizing.  Then it would
>     be a lot more obvious what it means.
> I don't know how to implement dimming in a way that leaves the items
> still readable, but I do agree with you.

In general you ask the underlying window system to do it, so I guess you mean
you don't know how to do it in Genera on a monochrome display.  On any kind of
color or grayscale display it's obvious, you just draw the text with a gray ink.
On a monochrome display the Mac masks the text with a 50%-gray checkerboard
pattern; now you know why the default menu font on the Mac is bold with 2-pixel
thick letter forms.  This is actually only barely legible, but it's good enough.
The Genera "port" of CLIM could do the same thing.


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