Re: Japanese characters in CEdit and CComboBox

"Tom Serface" <>
Wed, 7 Nov 2007 21:06:09 -0800
Hmmm. Oh well. We ended up using MS Gothic UI instead so the mystery will
remain unresolved :o)


"Mihai N." <> wrote in message

One thing that we recently noticed is that if you use MS Sans Serif for
Japanese it works OK on XP, but on Win 2K the characters aren't there.


install the XP font on Win 2K it works OK. There must have been some
upgrade to the font.

Kind of weird.

MS Sans Serif is a bitmap font (.FON), I doubt is has Japanese in it.
On my XP that is mapped to SSERIFE.FON
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts)

Microsoft Sans Serif is not a real font, it linked to Japanese fonts
in XP (see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

Windows XP (compared to 2000) has a lot of improvements when it comes to
font linking/mapping/fallback/substitution/youNameIt, so that it is almost
difficult to show squares :-)
So I don't see how just copying a bitmap font to 2000 can improve things.

Mihai Nita [Microsoft MVP, Windows - SDK]
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