Re: Fixed pitch fonts - language dependencies
"surjit bawa" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
I have used 'courier new' as a font for my control, kindly tell me if this
is compatible with all the languages like japanese, chinese and other such
Also if i try to use lfPitchAndFamily = FIXED_PITCH, this does not set
characters to fixed width..
get logfont for the control , update lfPitchAndFamily = FIXED_PITCH,
CreateFontIndirect and then setfont..doesnot update font..
No, for Asian and Hebrew languages you need to use other fonts containing
characters of that language. For example, default font of Korean is Batang.
Even Arial which does have characters in many languages, does not always
exactly match the native ones like Batang. Unfortunately, I believe many of
the native fonts like Batang don't come in fixed pitch because the charactes
are more graphical and complex than Arabic (English) ones.
Changing lfPitchAndFamily to FIXED_PITCH does not automatically generate
character glyphs in fixed pitch if the font was not authored that way,
sorry. You'll just have to look at various fonts for each language and
choose the best one. But I think fixed pitch will be a deal breaker, but I
could be wrong.
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