GetCharWidth32() - does not support localized characters?

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    GetCharWidth32() - does not support localized characters?

    Hi,

    I am having trouble with GetCharWidth32() when I input a localized character like '' GetCharWith32() returns some redicilously large number. Also the character '' makes it go crazy. Is this a known problem, and is there any way to work around this? (An equivalent function, etc.)

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    Eirik

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    Or am I running into a UNICODE vs ASCII problem here? (Yes, I am using ASCII, shame on me...)

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    It's not a TrueType font, by any chance?

    Is your character that you give to GetCharWidth32 an unsigned - if not, you may end up with a ridiculous character instead of what you expected.

    Also, you may want to try with the Unicode version (using the proper unicode character code of course). It is possible that you get some other character if you use ANSI.

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    Hmm.. Arial is a TTF, right? If so, then yes. I have tried with the GetCharABCWidths() function too, but it didn't do any better. I'll try with the Unicode version, first.

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    Depending on what you want to do....

    Have you looked at GetTextExtentPoint32() [and family].

    Calcs the actual width of a given string on a given HDC (with the enclosed font, style etc)
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