applications by using font changes. I tend to use the system font except
to make the buttons and checkboxes and radio buttons, etc. have a different
look and feel so as to make the application a little nicer looking. It's
all a matter of opinion of course.
I typically use a bold version of the default dialog font for labels and
such. That works well. In fact it's so common to do that these days, if
you don't do it, your app looks so 1990's.
I have never seen such dialogs, with bold labels.
Or if I have seen them, I thought they are from the 1990's. Remember the
bitmap font used in dialogs? Was fat and looked bold.
Don't remember it?
That is the modern look with bold fonts?
Maybe bold does work well, for English.
Not for Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and others.
Thing is: there is a setting in control panel where I can set the fonts
I want for labels, buttons, titles, menus, etc.
The includes font family, style, size, foreground and background colors.
If I want bold, I set it there. Any aplication should respect my
preference. If not, it is crap.
Would you appreciate an application that uses an italic font size 5
throughout? Just because I think it's cool?
Mihai Nita [Microsoft MVP, Visual C++]
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