Wine fonts too big for their input fields.

Huw Davies h.davies1 at
Thu Apr 13 04:10:55 CDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 03:13:43PM -0700, Duane Clark wrote:
> >Fascinating.  This will probably be a huge clue in working out exactly
> >what Windows does here - unfortunately, at the moment, I have no idea
> >what it means :-(
> >
> Hmmm, well I found this:
> where is says "By default, the edit control margins are set just wide 
> enough to accommodate the largest character horizontal overhang 
> (negative ABC widths) for the current font being used in the edit control."
> I haven't quite figured out what that means, yet ;)

Yeah I found that too, but also couldn't making much sense of the
numbers I got from the ABC widths (or by reading the BBox values from
the ttf directly).  As your test with Microsoft Sans Serif shows
though it's clearly related to it as the A and C widths are both zero
in that font.


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