Python Tkinter Fonts
There may be up to three ways to specify type style.
Simple Tuple Fonts:
As a tuple whose first element is the font family, followed by a size in points, optionally followed by a string containing one or more of the style modifiers bold, italic, underline, and overstrike.
("Helvetica", "16") for a 16-point Helvetica regular.
("Times", "24", "bold italic") for a 24-point Times bold italic.
Font object Fonts:
You can create a "font object" by importing the tkFont module and using its Font class constructor:
import tkFont font = tkFont.Font ( option, ... )
Here is the list of options:
family: The font family name as a string.
size: The font height as an integer in points. To get a font n pixels high, use -n.
weight: "bold" for boldface, "normal" for regular weight.
slant: "italic" for italic, "roman" for unslanted.
underline: 1 for underlined text, 0 for normal.
overstrike: 1 for overstruck text, 0 for normal.
helv36 = tkFont.Font(family="Helvetica",size=36,weight="bold")
X Window Fonts:
If you are running under the X Window System, you can use any of the X font names.
For example, the font named "-*-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-*-*" is the author's favorite fixed-width font for onscreen use. Use the xfontsel program to help you select pleasing fonts.