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Getting a font in any language

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Hi all,

I have an MFC application that takes a defualt font from the window's DC.
I do that in the hope that this font is a valid font and has all the attributes needed of the local system that the App is running on. I get the LOGFONT from this font and then I create my own fonts with different heights.

I then use this font to display ascii/ansi strings in that local language in that window.
If the system that the app is running on has set the local setting right the ascii/ansi string should be views correctly.

This worked for me so far with many languages.

I have a problem with fonts in japanese. For some strange reason when try it on a Windows 2000 System with Japanese as loacl setting I get a font that no metter what i can not change it's height. I call CreatePointFontIndirect() and each time i get the same font (with the same wrong height)

What am i doing wrong ?
What font (or LOGFONT) can I use that will work in any language?

I'm trying to find a defualt font that will work in any laguage and I can chage it's height.
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The specific problem is that most likely that you're getting a raster font (which doesn't have scaling information) and PROOF_QUALITY is set (which means that quality is more important than scaling).

I would try setting the new LOGFONTs as follows:
(zero out the structure first)
lfHeight = the new height
lfWeight = FW_NORMAL
lfCharSet = charset from default font
lfOutPrecision = OUT_TT_ONLY_PRECIS

This should give you a font which has the same charset, but requires a true-type (scalable) font.
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