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 Post subject: Using Fonts in PDFSharp
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:19 pm 
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I have the font "Lucida Console Regular" installed on my system. It is a monospaced font. It shows up as a monospaced font in the Visual Studio IDE text boxes when it is used. For example, the txtWorkNote1 text box referenced below clearly shows a monospaced font used.
I have the following statement in my code ...
Dim FontC11R As XFont = New XFont("Lucida Console Regular", 11, XFontStyle.Regular)
I try to use the font as follows ...
tfmt.DrawString(txtWorkNote1.Text, FontC11R, XBrushes.Black, New XRect(iColNote, iLoc, iColPic - iMarginLeft - 1, page.Height.Point - iLoc - 20), XStringFormats.TopLeft)
No errors are thrown and everything seems to works fine except the pdf document does not use the font. The pdf document shows Arial; Arial,Bold; and MicrosoftSansSerif used in the Document Properties, and the printed text field uses proportional spacing.
Any ideas as to what I doing wrong?
Thanks, Bill


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:28 pm 
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Hi all,
I figured out how to fix this ... the name of the font is "Lucida Console", not "Lucida Console Regular". Apparently PDFSharp just substitutes the wrong font instead of throwing an error. The document is now printing correctly.
Bill


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:09 am 
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Hi!
Wfaz wrote:
Apparently PDFSharp just substitutes the wrong font instead of throwing an error.
Some Windows functions always return a default font when asking for a non-existing font.
Do not guess font names, use them as shown in the Font applet (Control Panel) or e.g. Word.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Thanks, Thomas. All working now. Bill


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