Bug #64

Wingdings dependency in StdLinks

Added by J. Templ over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:06/23/2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:J. Templ% Done:


Target version:1.7
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In BB1.6 StdLinks use the font 'Wingdings' for displaying special link and target glyphs.
This font is not available under all Windows versions (e.g. XP) and it is
not available under Wine either. It is also not available in the same form
under all Windows versions, for example the russian Windows version
needs to prepend 0F0H to the character codes, which then refer to user
defined Unicode characters. The resulting 2 byte codes still work for
most Windows versions, though.
If the default appearance is used this would require a mapping of
the displayed text for non-english versions and a change from
SHORTCHAR to CHAR for the link and target texts.

Refers to CPC 1.7 rc5 change list number 28 (sub-issue 2 of 3).
Refers to OberonCore B5.

Associated revisions

Revision 63c2f0e3
Added by J. Templ over 4 years ago

Wingdings character codes adapted to work in Russian Windows. Refs: #64.
As proposed in CPC 1.7 rc5.
Plus: DefaultAppearance without need for language mapping by using
only symbols in the icon strings.

Signed-off-by: Josef Templ <>


#1 Updated by J. Templ about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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