Wine fonts too big for their input fields.

Huw D M Davies h.davies1 at
Wed Apr 12 11:08:54 CDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 08:55:09AM -0700, Duane Clark wrote:
> Huw D M Davies wrote:
> >
> >I had some fun with this a month or two ago.  See the
> >test_margins_font_change test and calc_min_margin_size in the actual
> >code.  The deal seems to be that for 'small' edit controls
> >EC_USEFONTINFO results in no margin.  'Small' is currently defined to
> >be smaller than the extents of the (four character) string "'**'",
> >that's close but not quite how Windows does it.
> The fields in my case are 4 numbers.

Note that this size has nothing to do with what's in the control.  The
'**' thing is just something the scales with font size that seems to
be close to the 'magic' size in Windows.

> >Now your problem could simply be that you don't have the font that the
> >app wants to use in this edit control...
> What the "right" font should be is a bit of a mystery to me. From traces 
> with the font and edit debug channels turned on, it appears to me the 
> application was selecting "MS Shell Dlg". So in my test app, I 
> duplicated the selected font:
> afont = CreateFont(-11, 0, 0, 0, 400, 0, 0, 0, DEFAULT_CHARSET, 
> "MS Shell Dlg");
> SendMessage(g_hControl,WM_SETFONT,(WPARAM)afont,0);

MS Shell Dlg maps to either Microsoft Sans Serif or Tahoma depending
on Windows version; the default wine.inf maps it to Tahoma so you
should check whether you have tahoma.ttf installed.  If in doubt a
+font log will tell you what Wine picks for this font.

Huw Davies
huw at

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