Font 'system'

  1. 5 weeks ago

    Jaap C

    Mar 20 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe, Holland
    Edited 5 weeks ago by Jaap C

    Can somebody tell me which Font on which OS(version) is choosen when I use System as default font within fields?
    I can't find it in the docs...

    On Windows 8 and 10, the system font is Segoe UI.

  2. Albin K

    Mar 20 Europe (Sweden, Jönköping)

    macOS uses San Fransisco it seems :)
    https://developer.apple.com/fonts/

  3. Eli O

    is not verified Mar 20 Europe (Berlin, Germany)

    OS X / macOS:
    – up to Mavericks: Lucida Grande
    – Yosemite: Helvetica Neue
    – since El Capitan: San Francisco UI

  4. Tim P

    Mar 20 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    As you can see, it changes between operating systems and even versions.
    That's why you should use the "System" font instead of selecting your own.

  5. shao s

    is not verified Mar 20 Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    Or pick Comic Sans.. ;-)

  6. Jaap C

    Mar 21 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe, Holland

    @Tim P As you can see, it changes between operating systems and even versions.
    That's why you should use the "System" font instead of selecting your own.

    I don't want to selecting my own, but I've to create some examples of data for a manual.

  7. Many times, for valid reasons, we may need a serif font, or a monospaced font. It would be nice if we had "SystemSerif" and "SystemMono" in addition to "System", rather than trying to guess what may be available on the user's machine.

  8. Michel B

    Mar 22 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Answer

    On Windows 8 and 10, the system font is Segoe UI.

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