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Topic: What does wui and fs stands for?

kaputtnik
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Posted at: 2024-01-29, 13:11

When working with ui elements or themes it would be nice to have some examples for fonts and styles. Reading fonts leads to questions, because a normal user doesn't know how wui_info_panel_heading or wui_message_heading looks like. And the question what "fs" and "wui" stands for.

I think "wui" stands for "widelands user interface", and definitions containing "wui" are used for in-game and in-editor styles.
Definitions containing "fs" are used mainly for the main menu screens, like the main menu itself, file selection menus and game setup menus. But i am not sure about that.

It would be nice to have an image beside the fonts which shows at least the wui-fonts and styles of the default theme. Showing both, wui- and fs-fonts and styles is probably too big.


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Nordfriese
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Posted at: 2024-01-29, 13:21

I think "wui" stands for "widelands user interface", and definitions containing "wui" are used for in-game and in-editor styles.
Definitions containing "fs" are used mainly for the main menu screens, like the main menu itself, file selection menus and game setup menus. But i am not sure about that.

Correct, this is also documented here:

https://www.widelands.org/documentation/themes/#required-files

wui/ and fsmenu/

These directories contain images for UI elements for items in the game and editor (‘wui’) and in the main menu (‘fsmenu’).

The name "fs" historically stands for Fullscreen since all main menu panels used to be fullscreen screens. Unnecessary renamings are avoided to increase backwards and forward compatibility.

+1 for such images in the doc face-smile.png


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Posted at: 2024-01-29, 14:37

We can document the default style visually, but it should also prominently say that these can be overridden by theme addons.


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