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Font.GdiCharSet Property

Gets a byte value that specifies the GDI character set that this Font uses.

Namespace:  System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public byte GdiCharSet { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Byte
A byte value that specifies the GDI character set that this Font uses. The default is 1.

This property returns 1, unless a different character set is specified in the Font(String, Single, FontStyle, GraphicsUnit, Byte) constructor. This property takes a value from the list defined in the Windows SDK header file WinGDI.h. The character sets and byte values are listed in the following table.

Character set

Value

ANSI

0

DEFAULT

1

SYMBOL

2

SHIFTJIS

128

HANGEUL

129

HANGUL

129

GB2312

134

CHINESEBIG5

136

OEM

255

JOHAB

130

HEBREW

177

ARABIC

178

GREEK

161

TURKISH

162

VIETNAMESE

163

THAI

222

EASTEUROPE

238

RUSSIAN

204

MAC

77

BALTIC

186

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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