Member variable XbpFont():dbcs Foundation

Determines whether the font uses a "double byte character set" (DBCS).

Attribute: EXPORTED
Data type: Logical (.F.)

This instance variable generally contains the value .F. (false), since most fonts use only a "single byte character set" (SBCS). This is a character set where each individual letter or character is represented by a single byte. An SBCS can contain a maximum of 256 different characters. A DBCS defines each character using two bytes and can define many more than 256 characters. This is necessary to represent Arabic and Asian character sets.

On Windows platforms, the value assigned to the :dbcs property has no effect on the font selected during :create() or :configure(). However, after either method returns :dbcs can be used to determine whether the font selected supports DBCS.


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