Mac/Windows Fonts

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at
Thu Dec 6 22:59:01 EST 2001

The main problem here is that Windows runs it's monitors at 100 dpi (I
think) and Macs use 72 dpi, so the same size font (in pixels) looks
differently sized on the different screens.

As regards the font itself, I prefer fonts like Arial or Times which are
common to both, but the size may need to be reset for each platform.

If you use the stack's font, without specifying a separate font for each
object, you can have an openStack script that has something like this:

if the platform = "Win32" then
    set the textSize of this stack to 14
else if the platform = "MacOS" then
    set the textSize of this stack to 12
    -- do something else
end if

> Hi,
> Seeking suggestions re what combination of fonts work on both Mac and Windows.
> So far I haven't been able to find a font that works in an application for
> both MAC and Windows without making changes in one or the other.  The changes
> are mainly in size.
> Mac OS 9.2, Windows ME, Rev 1.1
> Suggestions will be appreciated.
> Regards ... Bob
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