[Mono-list] Font problem in WinForms app

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Sun Oct 22 11:01:47 EDT 2006

Marco Ridoni wrote:
> I'm trying to run a small SWF application and I have a (probably) stupid 
> but nasty configuration problem: when my forms are displayed, text 
> labels in buttons, checkboxes, etc., are rendered as weird glyphs 
> (vertical bars, spaces, etc.). The text in groupboxes labels displays fine!
> I have another machine which runs this app fine, but since that has been 
> updated and fine-tuned during the last couple of years, there's probably 
> some configuration issue I can't reproduce on my new notebook. Both 
> machines run Dapper 6.06 + mono 1.1.18 with the mscorefonts package.
> It seems that SWF can't find  the font, but I also tried to manually set 
> a font for a given button to no extent. MONO_LOG_LEVEL=debug shows no 
> useful info.
> The code below will expose the problem on my machine

>                 b.Font = new Font ("Tahoma", 12);

Since Tahoma isn't free and not part mscorefonts, your new box probably
doesn't have it.


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