one font: two different sizes

Posted on 1998-10-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-03

i have the following problem in D3:
i create a font and show some text on the screen.
But the real size of the font depends on the running system.

In every case is the screen-Resolution 640 x 480 pixel.

Under WIN98 the size of the text on the screen is
larger than on another pc under WIN95B (same resolution).

what is the reason ?
how can i manage that the real size on the screen will be the same in both cases ?

Question by:titz

Accepted Solution

lar_jens earned 50 total points
ID: 1342894
Try using the font.height property instead.. Since the size property is depending on the
height of the font..

The formula is as follows..

Font.Size = -Font.Height * 72 / Font.PixelsPerInch

Author Comment

ID: 1342895
thanks lar_jens,
that was the solution. Now i define every font by height and it's ok.

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