In Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET, a font is a collection of glyphs that share a common design. A font is characterized by its typeface, style, and size.

  • The font typeface determines the specific characteristics of the glyphs, such as the relative width of the thick and thin strokes used in any specified character.
  • The style determines the font weight and slant. Font weights can range from thin to black. Slants can be roman (upright) or italic.
  • The size of a font is the distance from the bottom of a lowercase g to the top of an adjacent uppercase M, measured in points. A point is approximately one seventy-second (1/72) of an inch.

Note   Windows CE includes no usable system font, so you must load at least one font so that your application can have text output.

See Also

Using Fonts | Working with TrueType and Raster Fonts | Working with ClearType Fonts | Installing and Using Fonts | Enumerating Fonts | Formatting Text | Drawing Text | Drawing and Formatting Text | Enabling Font Linking | Creating End User Defined Characters | Font Registry Settings | Customizing Fonts | MUI Font Considerations | Fonts Implementation Considerations | Printing

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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