gdi32: Change default interface font to Gothic typeface for CJK.

Akihiro Sagawa sagawa.aki at
Wed Apr 5 09:03:30 CDT 2017

> On Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 11:25:18PM +0800, Jactry Zeng wrote:
> > This patch changes default interface typeface of CJK from Mincho font to
> > Gothic font.
> > Windows had made this change since Windows Vista. macOS and most of Linux
> > distros are using Gothic typeface by default for CJK, too.
> This seems to be confirmed by the great oracle of truth that is Wikipedia.
> Signed-off-by: Huw Davies <huw at>

I'm not sure about this. On my Japanese Windows 7, MS Shell Dlg points
to MS UI Gothic, not Meiryo. If I remember correctly, it also points to
legacy Mincho font in Chinese/Korean environment.

I'm afraid that this change also affects dialog base units (e.g.
GetDialogBaseUnits). A lot of application dialogs depend on default font's
dialog units. Though Windows 7 introduces new type faces, we should use
legacy font face in GDI for that reason.

Instead of MS Shell Dlg, how about using "MS Shell Dlg 2" for system
dialog windows?

Akihiro Sagawa

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