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Microsoft Windows version 3.0 recognizes six different font family names. These font family names are:
This is because both fonts belong to the same font family. The following is a list of fonts that belong to the same font family:
An example where this might cause some confusion is if you type the font name Helvetica in a Windows applications printing to a Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet III and the printed output resembles Helvetica even though Helvetica is not a font supported on this printer. This behavior occurs because the driver interprets the request for Helvetica and selects Universe on the printer.
Font Family Bitstream Canon Adobe HP ----------- --------- ----- ----- -- Swiss (Helv) Swiss Swiss Helvetica Universe Roman (Tms Rmn) Dutch Dutch Times Roman CG Times
There are similar fonts with different names because these font names are copyrighted. Windows uses the Helv font name for Swiss family screen fonts and the Tms Rmn font name for Roman family screen fonts.
"Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit," Reference -- Volume 1, pages 2-29, 2-30, and 2-36 to 2-39.
Article ID: 68536 - Last Review: September 24, 2011 - Revision: 3.0