This article was previously published under Q68536
Microsoft Windows version 3.0 recognizes six different font familynames. These font family names are:
When you select a font in Windows, Windows attempts to use a screenfont of the same family for display and printing. The printer fontname and the screen font name may be different, although the printedoutput does appear the same as the font on the screen.
This is because both fonts belong to the same font family. Thefollowing is a list of fonts that belong to the same font family:
Font Family Bitstream Canon Adobe HP----------- --------- ----- ----- --Swiss (Helv) Swiss Swiss Helvetica UniverseRoman (Tms Rmn) Dutch Dutch Times Roman CG Times
An example where this might cause some confusion is if you type thefont name Helvetica in a Windows applications printing to aHewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet III and the printed output resemblesHelvetica even though Helvetica is not a font supported on thisprinter. This behavior occurs because the driver interprets therequest for Helvetica and selects Universe on the printer.
There are similar fonts with different names because thesefont names are copyrighted. Windows uses the Helv font name for Swissfamily screen fonts and the Tms Rmn font name for Roman family screenfonts.
"Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit," Reference -- Volume 1,pages 2-29, 2-30, and 2-36 to 2-39.