Modifying font objects

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Sat Feb 21 20:24:18 CST 2004

"Chris Seaton" <chris at> wrote:

> Is it possible to modify a font object's size? I want an N point version 
> of the SYSTEM_FONT. I thought that perhaps I could get an instance of 
> SYSTEM_FONT, and then set some attribute for the point size. That didn't 
> seem to be possible so I thought that perhaps I could call CreateFont, 
> using attributes from the other font object, just using my own size, but 
> there doesn't seem to be anyway to get attributes like the char set from 
> a font object.

GetObject(hFont, sizeof(LOGFONT), &lf);
//lf.lfCharSet is what you need

lf.lfHeight = 500;
hFontNew = CreateFontIndirect(&lf);


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