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automatic-font-changing

Arguments: text-edit-pane

This function has an effect only on the Windows platform.

Returns true or nil to indicate whether text-edit-pane (a text-edit-pane) will automatically switch to a different font when needed in order to properly display particular characters that are inserted into it. The value may be set when creating the window by passing an automatic-font-changing initarg to make-window, or any time later by calling (setf automatic-font-changing). The default value is nil.

This feature is typically used when the text-edit-pane might contain multibyte characters that are not available in some fonts. It can also be useful for Asian characters even when the text-edit-pane's official font contains the characters if it does not provide sufficient horizontal space to display wider characters readably.

If this features changes parts of the text to different fonts, CG does not actually know about that, and cg:font will still return the single official font that was assigned to it by the application. On the other hand, get-character-format will return the name of the font face that is actually in use at the current text cursor position.

This function is a direct hook into the IMF_AUTOFONT option of Microsoft's RichEdit control. Font changes that this option makes may be rather unpredictable, and so setting the font property of a text-edit-pane to a font that you know is adequate may be preferrable to using this option.

See also dual-fonts-for-languages.


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