8.2.03 - How change font in message area

Author: rmeaille@medinfo.fr (foster06)


For a customer I have to display several information in arabic font.

This is done in an editbox by changing the font, but, I have to display help information in arabic in message area using command message/hint.

But the help information is not correctly display because it is not arabic font.

Is anybody knows if it's possible to change the font of the message area, and how ?


Thank a lot.




  1. Hi,


    have you tried to change FONT0 in your ini file?

    So if it helps, you need two ini files, one for DEV (to have western font) and on for Runtime.


    Best regards


    Author: Thomas.Young (thomas.young@young-consulting.de)
  2. Hi,

    I have tried with font0, but it doesn't work.

    In fact, after differents tests, I saw that it's the following line :


    in paragraph [screen] that controls the font of the message area.


    But When I changed from :



    combo=Times New Roman,Arabic,10,bold

    The font changed, the bold is ok, but no arabic words was displayed.

    If I used this font in editbox, the arabic words is correctly displayed.

    Where is the problem ?



    Author: foster06 (rmeaille@medinfo.fr)
  3. just an educated guess...

    do you have tried to use font-size 8 instead of 10.

    sometimes, if the font is to big uniface don't display the content.

    Maybe for message-box it is the same.

    Author: Thomas.Young (thomas.young@young-consulting.de)
  4. I tried with font size = 8, but same problem.

    In fact, the westen character are well displayed, but arabic word was not correctly displayed.

    Please help me...

    Author: foster06 (rmeaille@medinfo.fr)