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Arial Italic or Arial font with italic behaviour synthesized??Please help RRS feed

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  • I have a query related to fonts.Suppose i create my LOGFONT structure with a fontname(say 'Arial') with style Italic/Bold set.In this case,i do have "Arial Bold Italic(True Type)" in my window's font's folder so i should effectively be using this font rather than arial font with bold/italic behaviour synthesized to render my text as it would have been in most cases(say MS Mincho,no corresponding MS Mincho Italic font) when there is no corresponding font present with style.

    As an input i have glyphs,my logfont structure and i want to know whether i should use "Arial Bold Italic" OR "Arial" font with bold/italic behaviour synthesis.Please note that there are many glyphs(arabic) which are not present in Arial Italic but in Arial.I am using MLANG to break my test run to have correct font for each text run.

    I hope i have made my point clear.Please help.
    Friday, December 7, 2007 1:54 PM