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Sun Mar 16 15:47:08 CST 2003
Tony Lambregts wrote:
> I would appreciate Any comments about this.
I have started to work on setting fontdlg straight. The main obsticle is
(besides the fact that I don't have time to look at it) is that
ChooseFontA and ChooseFontW behave slightly different on Windows.
On Windows, ChooseFontA be default displays a charset selection
combobox. When selecting a font that has several charsets, the selection
has the full list of the charsets. The "Sample" area shows (W2K) "AaBb",
followed by several letters that are charset dependant ("YyZz" for
western). The sample text code is, actually, already implemented and
commited (the actual sample text is only there for Western and Hebrew,
because that's all I had, but it's a simple matter of placing text in
the "SAMPLE_LANG_TEXT" for more languages).
Calling ChooseFontW, on the other hand, displays the charset selection
(most amuzing), but it is disabled (makes no sense for Unicode). When a
font is selected, the sample text for ALL charsets in that font is
Wine's fontdlg is currently not in a very good shape. When a font has
several charsets, the font appears several times in the font dialog.
Selecting a given instance of the font dictates which charset you will
receive. Of course, at the moment, unless the charset has a unique
sample text, you have no way of knowing which charset that was that you
All of these problems are not very difficult to solve, but they require
some time. The common dialog itself needs to be a unicode dialog
accepting a boolean dictating whether charset selection is necessary. It
then needs to call "EnumFontFamiliesExW" instead of "EnumFontFamiliesA".
This MAY also indicate a bug in "EnumFontFamilies". I'm not sure whether
it was supposed to return once for each font, or whether it should
really return each charset of each font as a different entity.
Part of the reason all of this is taking me time, besides the fact that
I don't get around to Wine very much of late, and the fact that, when I
do, I'm working on making wineboot autowork, is that the entire font
dialog experience is jittery. It effectively resets the size and face
every time a new font is selected, which is not the desired effect.
Fixing this requires a bit more work. This comes hand in hand with the
fact that, when initializing it from an existing structure, the
structure's existing info is not reflected in the dialog.
Hope this was not too technical an answer to your question. If you feel
like working on it, please let me know. It will allow me to work on
wineboot with much clearer concious.
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