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2.2.13 LogFont Object

The LogFont object specifies the basic attributes of a logical font.


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(Facename cont'd for 8 rows)

Height (4 bytes): A 32-bit signed integer that specifies the height, in logical units, of the font's character cell or character. The character height value, also known as the em size, is the character cell height value minus the internal leading value. The font mapper SHOULD interpret the value specified in the Height field in the following manner.

Value Meaning

0x00000000 < value

The font mapper transforms this value into device units and matches it against the cell height of the available fonts.

0x00000000

The font mapper uses a default height value when it searches for a match.

value < 0x00000000

The font mapper transforms this value into device units and matches its absolute value against the character height of the available fonts.

For all height comparisons, the font mapper SHOULD look for the largest font that does not exceed the requested size.

Width (4 bytes): A 32-bit signed integer that specifies the average width, in logical units, of characters in the font. If the Width field value is zero, an appropriate value SHOULD be calculated from other LogFont values to find a font that has the typographer's intended aspect ratio.<60>

Escapement (4 bytes): A 32-bit signed integer that specifies the angle, in tenths of degrees, between the escapement vector and the x-axis of the device. The escapement vector is parallel to the baseline of a row of text.

When the graphics mode is set to GM_ADVANCED, the escapement angle of the string can be specified independently of the orientation angle of the string's characters. Graphics modes are specified in section 2.1.16

Orientation (4 bytes): A 32-bit signed integer that specifies the angle, in tenths of degrees, between each character's baseline and the x-axis of the device.

Weight (4 bytes): A 32-bit signed integer that specifies the weight of the font in the range zero through 1000. For example, 400 is normal and 700 is bold. If this value is zero, a default weight can be used.<61>

Italic (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies an italic font if set to 0x01; otherwise, it MUST be set to 0x00.

Underline (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies an underlined font if set to 0x01; otherwise, it MUST be set to 0x00.

StrikeOut (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies a strikeout font if set to 0x01; otherwise, it MUST be set to 0x00.

CharSet (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies the set of character glyphs. It MUST be a value in the WMFCharacterSet enumeration ([MS-WMF] section 2.1.1.5). If the character set is unknown, metafile processing SHOULD NOT attempt to translate or interpret strings that are rendered with that font.

If a typeface name is specified in the Facename field, the CharSet field value MUST match the character set of that typeface.

OutPrecision (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies the output precision. The output precision defines how closely the font is required to match the requested height, width, character orientation, escapement, pitch, and font type. It MUST be a value from the WMF OutPrecision enumeration ([MS-WMF] section 2.1.1.21).

Applications can use the output precision to control how the font mapper chooses a font when the operating system contains more than one font with a specified name. For example, if an operating system contains a font named Symbol in rasterized and TrueType forms, an output precision value of OUT_TT_PRECIS forces the font mapper to choose the TrueType version. A value of OUT_TT_ONLY_PRECIS forces the font mapper to choose a TrueType font, even if it is necessary to substitute a TrueType font with another name.

ClipPrecision (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies the clipping precision. The clipping precision defines how to clip characters that are partially outside the clipping region. It can be one or more of the WMF ClipPrecision Flags ([MS-WMF] section 2.1.2.1).

Quality (1 byte): An 8-bit unsigned integer that specifies the output quality. The output quality defines how closely to attempt to match the logical-font attributes to those of an actual physical font. It MUST be one of the values in the WMF FontQuality enumeration ([MS-WMF] section 2.1.1.10).

PitchAndFamily (1 byte): A WMF PitchAndFamily object ([MS-WMF] section 2.2.2.14) that specifies the pitch and family of the font. Font families describe the look of a font in a general way. They are intended for specifying a font when the specified typeface is not available.

Facename (64 bytes): A string of no more than 32 Unicode characters that specifies the typeface name of the font. If the length of this string is less than 32 characters, a terminating NULL MUST be present, after which the remainder of this field MUST be ignored.

 
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