Language​Font Language​Font Language​Font Class

Definition

Provides data related to a particular font recommendation for a given language.

public : sealed class LanguageFont : ILanguageFontpublic sealed class LanguageFont : ILanguageFontPublic NotInheritable Class LanguageFont Implements ILanguageFont
Attributes
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

Examples

// Get the recommended Japanese fonts for traditional documents and modern documents.
var fonts = new Windows.Globalization.Fonts.LanguageFontGroup('ja-JP');
var traditionalDocumentFont = fonts.traditionalDocumentFont;
var modernDocumentFont = fonts.modernDocumentFont;

// Obtain two properties of the traditional document font.
var traditionalDocumentFontFontFamily = traditionalDocumentFont.fontFamily;   // "MS Mincho"
var traditionalDocumentFontScaleFactor = traditionalDocumentFont.scaleFactor; // 100

// Obtain two properties of the modern document font.
var modernDocumentFontFontFamily = modernDocumentFont.fontFamily;             // "Meiryo"
var modernDocumentFontScaleFactor = modernDocumentFont.scaleFactor;           // 90
// Get the recommended Japanese fonts for traditional documents and modern documents.
var fonts = new Windows.Globalization.Fonts.LanguageFontGroup("ja-JP");
var traditionalDocumentFont = fonts.TraditionalDocumentFont;
var modernDocumentFont = fonts.ModernDocumentFont;

// Obtain two properties of the traditional document font.
var traditionalDocumentFontFontFamily = traditionalDocumentFont.FontFamily;   // "MS Mincho"
var traditionalDocumentFontScaleFactor = traditionalDocumentFont.ScaleFactor; // 100

// Obtain two properties of the modern document font.
var modernDocumentFontFontFamily = modernDocumentFont.FontFamily;             // "Meiryo"
var modernDocumentFontScaleFactor = modernDocumentFont.ScaleFactor;           // 90

Remarks

A LanguageFont object provides data giving a font recommendation for a particular language and for particular usage cases. LanguageFont objects are obtained from a LanguageFontGroup object, which is constructed for a particular language or script. Each LanguageFontGroup object provides different LanguageFont objects for different usage cases.

Depending on the usage case, font weight/style/stretch attributes provided in the LanguageFont may or may not be significant: for some usage cases, a "regular" font (regular weight, normal style, normal stretch) may always be returned. Applications may want to apply other weight/style/stretch formatting in those cases. See the remarks on the different usage cases for LanguageFontGroup.

The ScaleFactor property provides a multiplier that can be applied to a nominal font size. See the ScaleFactor property topic for additional information.

The fonts referenced by a LanguageFont are always fonts that ship as part of Windows. There is no way for an end user or developer to customize these values. It is safe to assume that the font will be present on every Windows 8 system.

Properties

FontFamily FontFamily FontFamily

Gets the family name of the font.

public : PlatForm::String FontFamily { get; }public string FontFamily { get; }Public ReadOnly Property FontFamily As string
Value
PlatForm::String string string

The font family name.

Attributes

FontStretch FontStretch FontStretch

Gets the FontStretch property of the font.

public : FontStretch FontStretch { get; }public FontStretch FontStretch { get; }Public ReadOnly Property FontStretch As FontStretch
Attributes

FontStyle FontStyle FontStyle

Gets the FontStyle property of the font.

public : FontStyle FontStyle { get; }public FontStyle FontStyle { get; }Public ReadOnly Property FontStyle As FontStyle
Value
FontStyle FontStyle FontStyle

The FontStyle property.

Attributes

FontWeight FontWeight FontWeight

Gets the weight of the font (FontWeight ).

The weight of the font is the lightness or heaviness of the strokes.

public : FontWeight FontWeight { get; }public FontWeight FontWeight { get; }Public ReadOnly Property FontWeight As FontWeight
Value
FontWeight FontWeight FontWeight

The weight of the font.

Attributes

ScaleFactor ScaleFactor ScaleFactor

Gets a recommended font size scaling factor for the font.

The factor can be used to adjust relative sizes when two or more fonts are used for different runs within the same text element.

public : double ScaleFactor { get; }public double ScaleFactor { get; }Public ReadOnly Property ScaleFactor As double
Value
double double double

The recommended font size scaling factor.

Attributes

Remarks

The ScaleFactor property provides a multiplier that can be applied to a nominal font size. Scale factors are intended to be used within a single LanguageFontGroup usage case so that text in different languages and scripts (that is, using different recommended fonts) will appear at complementary sizes. Scale factors within a single LanguageFontGroup usage case may be compared, but it is not appropriate to compare scale factors between different LanguageFontGroup usage cases.

For example, suppose a user interface heading element is nominally set at 36 pt. Suppose further that instances of that element are displayed side-by-side in Korean and English. An application can construct LanguageFontGroup objects for Korean and for English, and then obtain the UIHeadingFont LanguageFont for each language. The LanguageFont for English might have a scale factor of 1.0, while the LanguageFont for Korean might have a scale factor of 0.96. If the English text is set at 36 pt and the Korean text is set at 34.56 pt (= 36 × 0.96), then the two text elements will appear better side-by-side than if both had been displayed at 36 pt.

For most LanguageFontGroup usage cases, the scale factor is chosen to make the size and weight of the different fonts more compatible with one another. For the FixedWidthTextFont usage case, however, the scale factor is chosen to make the widths of characters in different fixed-width fonts more compatible with one another.

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