Ubuntu – Zenity and text formating


I just discovered that zenity support html tags.

zenity --error --text "hello <b>world</b>"

but how to make it work with entry type ?

zenity --entry --text "hello <b>world</b>"

It's printing tags instead of interpreting them.

Best Answer

  • Zenity and the entry option does not support the "pango" markup options.

    error, info, question, warning are the only options that support these markups.

    If you examine the man page for zenity - those options can have the pango markups turned on or off.

    FYI this link gives you the markups supported: http://developer.gnome.org/pygtk/stable/pango-markup-language.html

    The only suggestion I can make is to make this request upstream to the zenity developers

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