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    Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1992 08:25+0100

    I'm using CLIM 1.1 with MCL 2.0
    and CLIM 1.1 under Genera 8.1.

    If I'm using a text style with :bold face inside an enviromnent of 
    :italic face, the text gets formatted in (:bold :italic) face.
    As all text-styles are fully specified, I assume it's a bug.
    If I misunderstand the Documentation and it's a feature, 
    how can I do what I want (i.e. formatting the
    text :bold, but NOT :italic??

The problem is that WITH-TEXT-STYLE always merges the new text style with
the existing one. The exact behavior is documented for the function 

However, you seem to want NO merging at all, since your test code
always specifies the text-style completely. I wrote a kludge to get
the behavior you're probably looking for. It temporarliy (for the extent
of the body) binds the medium's text-style to the medium's default text

But maybe it would be desirable to have an additional keyword like
(:MERGE-P T) in the WITH-TEXT-XXX macros of CLIM 2.0 ?

(defmacro with-unmerged-text-style ((text-style stream) &body body)
  `(clim-utils:letf-globally (((medium-text-style ,stream) (medium-default-text-style ,stream)))
     (with-text-style (,text-style ,stream)

Then your test case is as follows:

(let ((stream *standard-output*))
       ((clim:make-text-style :sans-serif :roman :large) stream)
    (format stream "~%Here is text with sans-serif normal large")
       ((clim:make-text-style :sans-serif :italic :large) stream)
      (format stream "~%Here is text with sans-serif italic large")
           ((clim:make-text-style :sans-serif :bold :large) stream)
        (format stream "~%This text is sans-serif, bold AND ITALIC, large,


Markus Fischer, MF@SGER.UUCP              Mergenthalerallee 77-81
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