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In a Fixed-pitch Multibyte Font, the Width of a Double-Bite Character Is Not Twice the Width of a Single-Byte Character (Doc ID 2865798.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In a fixed-pitch multibyte font(e.g. MS Gothic(JP)), the width of a double-byte character is expected to be twice the width of a single-byte character.

However, depending on the font size and the display scale of the client screen, it may not be doubled.

The following can be verified.

1. Configure MS Gothic settings in Registry.dat. (See, Document 434250.1)

2. Add a text box to the form and set the following

Font Name: MS Gothic
Font Size: 10pt
Multi-Line: Yes
Initial Value:

3. Configure the client's display as follows

Display resolution: 1920*1080(Full HD)
Display Scale('change the size of text, apps, and other items') : 125%

4. In a text box with Font Size 10pt, the position of ':' is different. Font Size 11pt will be displayed as expected.



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