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Thread: Fonts How to make a uniform appearance on Mac and Windows.

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    Fonts How to make a uniform appearance on Mac and Windows.

    Hi.

    Im working on a project that should have a text on its GUI and some text boxes. This is a cross platform project that has to compile and run on Mac-OS-X and PC for now, Linux/Unix in the future.
    It is very important that the GUI and the text on it will have a uniform appearance on Mac and PC.
    I made a simple text App that display different fonts using the wgl API for Win and agl API for Mac and I noticed that there is a slightly different in the spaces between the characters, and in some fonts even a slightly different in its design.

    The fonts I checked:

    O.K.
    Arial
    Verdana
    Georgia
    Impact

    Space different
    Times
    Courier

    slightly different in design
    Times
    Courier




    The same fonts have a uniform appearance using Word-office App or Adobe-Photoshop. Do you know about any simple way to make it uniform appearance in a code? Do you have any links, reference or idea how can I make it uniform in both platforms?
    I know about Free-Type, but they support as far as I know, only Win and Linux/Unix. Also its very big library, and its have many features that I dont need.

    Thanks for any help.
    Itzik


    [This message has been edited by itzike (edited 01-09-2003).]

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    Re: Fonts How to make a uniform appearance on Mac and Windows.


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