[etoys-dev] [etoys-notify] [JIRA] Created: (SQ-818) If I drop text onto an object that is scaled the text scales

K. K. Subramaniam kksubbu.ml at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 14:45:50 EDT 2010

On Thursday 16 Sep 2010 6:25:57 am Stephen Thomas (JIRA) wrote:
> In attached project Drag any text onto the Pizza and its font size changes.
> Took me a while to figure out the scaling was the problem, so this may not
> actually be a bug and may be intended behavior
Two aspects of Scaling button violates the principle of least astonishment  
(PoLA) :-(.

1. It does geometrical scaling only for pure, shapes like Rectangles and 
Curves. For sketches, it acts like a "lens". That is, the sketch is rendered 
bigger/smaller but its dimensions remain unchanged.

Should scale handle change its icon (say a lens) for sketches to make this 

2. The scaling fulcrum shifts from top-left corner to the center when the 
morph is rotated. Try scaling an unrotated and rotated morph to see the 


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