usually, you defend Windows. In this case, we have a different behavior (Windows vs OS X).
What I was trying to say at first is that in the current Xojo (since 2013r1) docs is lacking a piece of description.
Now, if I cannot advertise the whole forum with these kind of misses (you forgot the error, did you find it ?), I will stop sharing them.
Remember: the current Xojo allows you to set Bold, Italic and Underscore. That may be good (for Windows users). But the OS X users have to know that this is not the way to do that.
As an example, a friend of mine cannot print a XPress document (years) ago because he set the Bold emphasis on a Bold font. It tooks time to find it.
So, warning our developer friends is IMHO a good idea.
I am not in the Fonts business, but I work on the Computer business since
1980 ? I can have an experience on some parts of this business ;-:)[/quote]
I do not defend Windows more than Mac, and have had both on my desk since 1982. I was a computer journalist for l’Ordinateur Individuel then Temps Micro, then Soft & Micro and a friend of Jean-Louis Gassée back in France while you were at Apple France, so we may have about the same amount of historical experience.
My point is that when something is missing in the documentation, instead of making it a treasure hunt game, I think you best help your fellow developers by reporting the bug through Feedback. to give a chance to Xojo to repair the error. Stop sharing your quizzes if you want, this is not a TV show.
It appears your message was for Cocoa users, then why did you post it in General instead of OS X ? And in what could you think I do not agree it is a good idea to warn users about the fact that when a font is not present the corresponding style is not faked ? All I did was to illustrate graphically the difference between Carbon and Cocoa.
Sorry for having tried to complete the information you posted, if that offended you. Next time I will start my own thread to respect you little game.