lineHeight different Mac vs. Windows

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at
Mon Jan 1 18:54:44 EST 2018

Yes, I am actually adjusting the field width individually for each “page.” But it doesn’t solve the problem of occasional “widows” at the bottom. Thus the thought about other formatting work arounds.

Thanks, Jacque.

> On Jan 1, 2018, at 3:39 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> 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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