Python bindings and Gtk3

Mike Alexander mta at
Wed Aug 9 00:28:48 EDT 2017

> On Aug 9, 2017, at 12:21 AM, Mike Alexander <mta at> wrote:
>> On Aug 8, 2017, at 10:23 AM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
>> I don't know if the MacPorts X-build uses the CoreText or FontConfig backend for Pango, but if it uses CoreText it might be your problem.
> I don’t know either.  I see that Pango’s configure looks for (and finds) fontconfig, but then says "checking which cairo font backends could be used... quartz freetype”.  I suspect it is using fontconfig.  I am using a Retina display, but the text in the tabs seems like it’s normal size.  There is a lot of blank space around the text that makes the tab bigger.  In fact the text itself is smaller in the Gtk3 version.  Here are a couple of screenshots.

I guess attachments aren’t allowed, I should have known.  The screenshots are at <> (Gtk2)
and <> (Gtk3)


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