Font Support

Jun 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

This is a great document - congratulations, guys.

A couple of comments... In the section on "Font Support" you say that Portable User Interface is an alias for Lucida Sans. Actually I think it is an alias for Lucida Grande. In the same section you also say that PIF doesn't support font styles. I think this used to be true for Silverlight 1.0 but it isn't true for Silverlight 2.0 now. You can apply italics, bold and extra bold to PIF and it renders exactly as it does for Lucida Grande.

A very valuable resource though. Thanks.


Jun 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM

From what I understand, Lucinda Grande and Lucinda Sans Unicode are aliases for the same font.

You're correct about the font styles and this will be fixed in the next update to the whitepaper.


Jun 19, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Hi, Sergio,

I have also heard this but it is incorrect. If you display Lucida Grande next to Lucida Sans Unicode you can see that they are not the same font (at least so far as Silverlight is concerned). There are several glyphs that are clearly different but the "n" is noticeably different to me.