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Strange string formatting

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I've seen some strange string formatting behavior on several XP and 2000
machines. I can get the same results with Graphics.DrawString, but the
easiest way to see it is to put a label on a VB or C# form, leave the
label's font setting at the default, set AutoSize to true, and set the
text property to a long string of narrow characters, like:


The first couple dozen or so 'l's look okay, but the rest have extra
space between them, and the results from MeasureString (as seen in the
width of the label frame) are too large. Using VS7.1 and .NET 1.1.
Jul 19 '05 #1
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