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

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Sep 16 14:53:07 EDT 2010

On 16.09.2010, at 20:45, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> 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 
> clear?

It does change its color from yellow to orange when it is scaling instead of resizing.

Changing the icon too would probably bee a good idea.

> 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 
> difference.
> Subbu

Well, fixes appreciated (not for this release, but in general).

- Bert -

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