Been testing some Debian Sid based distros w/Pd and ran into a font problem I can't seem to fix.
When I load patches created with only the default avalable fonts on a string of previous Debian-based systems (the last being Ubuntu 14.xx) with no issues, the object font is too large or wide and throws off the alignment of the patch. Not sure if it's the wrong size, a fixed-width variant or the wrong font but it's definitely wrong. All of the GUI programmed fonts are fine.
I've found that the -font-size startup flag will do nothing on any system I've tried it on so either my syntax is wrong (tried quotes, no quotes, etc) or that flag doesn't work. I can use -font-face to change the font to a smaller one, but Pd still calculates the width of the box by the "wrong" font (only the box height changes). The only setting that comes close to a "quick fix" for this is the Edit menu font option, I've always left this set to 10. If I drop it to 8 it will change both the width and size but now it's just a bit too small.
Now if I could set it to 9 I just might get away with it but there is no nine. I don't know if I could send a nine manually over some control channel but -- I really shouldn't have to mess with any of those settings, should I?
Any Ideas what's really going on? The old suggestions at purdata.info don't seem to help. All my systems are running the same compiled source on the same hardware.. Tried the last 2 or 3 versions of Pd Vanilla with the same result.
Edit: It does seem the 2 sid distros I've tried lack the oldest of the multiple versions of tcl/tk that the previous installs have.
Edit#2: Uh oh this may be part of the problem: