inconsistent field appearance

Terry Judd tsj at
Tue Jun 1 07:22:44 EDT 2010

Could you do a spot of preliminary 'image analysis' on a field containing a
standard lowercase letter. By programatically moving the mouse (I guess you
can do this with the cursor hidden) and querying the mouseColor you could
determine the actual height of the character on the target platform and
adjust the distance between the two lines accordingly.

There's sure to be an easier way.


On 1/06/10 8:10 PM, "Nicolas Cueto" <niconiko at> wrote:

>> Hi Nicolas - can you provide a screengrab of how the problem manifests
> Here are the screengrabs Terry suggested I post:
> Vista view 1 --
> Vista view 2 --
> XP view 1 --
> XP view 2 --
> The first two (Vista) are what I'm expecting. I.e., the minuscules are
> between the guide lines.
> The second two (XP) show the problem. I.e., the letters have become
> larger and so go over the guide lines.
> To repeat, all the font settings are manually cleared and reset by a
> script. And the jpgs show that both XP and Vista stack versions show
> the correct font, albeit at the wrong size.
> Hope that illustrates the problem.
> --
> Nicolas Cueto
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