lineHeight different Mac vs. Windows

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Jan 1 18:39:06 EST 2018

I wonder if you could figure out a general ratio for the size difference 
and adjust the width of the field to correct the text wrap on Windows. 
That's about all I can think of.

On 1/1/18 5:04 PM, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode 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…

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