I always use web optimized fonts for anything I do that will be cross platform. I don't think that will address your specifit issue, but I think it's a good practice, since these fonts might take more care to be universal in their appearance.
Bob S > On Jan 1, 2018, at 15:04 , Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I think that the size difference is related to the specific font used. > Georgia is displaying slightly wider in Windows than Mac. Helvetica seems > pretty consistent. A Chinese font I use is much smaller in Windows. > > Changing Georgia from 16 to 15 is too drastic a change for me, so I need to > keep the font size the same. > > I can’t set the textHeight since I have to set fixedLineHeight to false so I > can display thumbnail images within the text. > > I suspect that the space between lines when fixedLineHeight is false is > determined by the specific font metrics, something LiveCode can’t or doesn’t > want to override. I haven’t done a test of various fonts comparing the > Windows vs. Mac “free” line spacing. Maybe there is a constant among them all… > > Peter > > >> On Jan 1, 2018, at 2:23 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> On 1/1/18 2:39 AM, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode wrote: >>> My page layout is fixed — no user settings of font face or size. Also the >>> card height doesn’t have room for text fields to get taller. And there was >>> the design decision not to show scroll bars. >>> Text also often has “widows” at the bottom of the field when the text was >>> formatted for Mac but is displayed in Windows. Thus my desire to adjust the >>> Windows text to get it to flow similarly to the Mac (where it was authored). >> >> The old-school method was to find a font size and textheight that matches >> what you see on Mac, and on preOpenStack, set the text properties based on >> platform. >> >> It used to be that Windows fonts displayed larger and/or wider than the >> same-named Mac fonts. That may have changed recently; my client says Windows >> fonts are smaller now. At any rate, do some experimentation on Windows to >> see if you can adjust the flow using textsize and textheight, or by >> experimenting with different fonts. >> >> -- >> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com >> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> use-livecode mailing list >> firstname.lastname@example.org >> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription >> preferences: >> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode