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Chapter 18. Fonts

All modern graphical user interfaces provide some mechanism for specifying the appearance of text that is displayed. The degree of control that platforms provide over this can vary significantly, and on several of the platforms that SWT supports, there is significant ongoing work in this area. We use the term font (note lowercase) to describe generally the platform objects that specify text appearance. SWT abstracts these objects using three classes: FontData, Font, and FontMetrics.


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