QFont

The QFont class specifies a query for a font used for drawing text. More

Inheritance diagram of PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Synopsis

Functions

Static functions

Detailed Description

QFont can be regarded as a query for one or more fonts on the system.

When you create a QFont object you specify various attributes that you want the font to have. Qt will use the font with the specified attributes, or if no matching font exists, Qt will use the closest matching installed font. The attributes of the font that is actually used are retrievable from a QFontInfo object. If the window system provides an exact match exactMatch() returns true. Use QFontMetricsF to get measurements, e.g. the pixel length of a string using QFontMetrics::width().

Attributes which are not specifically set will not affect the font selection algorithm, and default values will be preferred instead.

To load a specific physical font, typically represented by a single file, use QRawFont instead.

Note that a QGuiApplication instance must exist before a QFont can be used. You can set the application’s default font with setFont() .

If a chosen font does not include all the characters that need to be displayed, QFont will try to find the characters in the nearest equivalent fonts. When a QPainter draws a character from a font the QFont will report whether or not it has the character; if it does not, QPainter will draw an unfilled square.

Create QFonts like this:

serifFont = QFont("Times", 10, QFont.Bold)
sansFont = QFont("Helvetica [Cronyx]", 12)

The attributes set in the constructor can also be set later, e.g. setFamily() , setPointSize() , setPointSizeF() , setWeight() and setItalic() . The remaining attributes must be set after contstruction, e.g. setBold() , setUnderline() , setOverline() , setStrikeOut() and setFixedPitch() . QFontInfo objects should be created after the font’s attributes have been set. A QFontInfo object will not change, even if you change the font’s attributes. The corresponding “get” functions, e.g. family() , pointSize() , etc., return the values that were set, even though the values used may differ. The actual values are available from a QFontInfo object.

If the requested font family is unavailable you can influence the font matching algorithm by choosing a particular StyleHint and StyleStrategy with setStyleHint() . The default family (corresponding to the current style hint) is returned by defaultFamily() .

You can provide substitutions for font family names using insertSubstitution() and insertSubstitutions() . Substitutions can be removed with removeSubstitutions() . Use substitute() to retrieve a family’s first substitute, or the family name itself if it has no substitutes. Use substitutes() to retrieve a list of a family’s substitutes (which may be empty). After substituting a font, you must trigger the updating of the font by destroying and re-creating all QFont objects.

Every QFont has a key() which you can use, for example, as the key in a cache or dictionary. If you want to store a user’s font preferences you could use QSettings , writing the font information with toString() and reading it back with fromString() . The operator<<() and operator>>() functions are also available, but they work on a data stream.

It is possible to set the height of characters shown on the screen to a specified number of pixels with setPixelSize() ; however using setPointSize() has a similar effect and provides device independence.

Loading fonts can be expensive, especially on X11. QFont contains extensive optimizations to make the copying of QFont objects fast, and to cache the results of the slow window system functions it depends upon.

The font matching algorithm works as follows:

  1. The specified font families (set by setFamilies() ) are searched for.

  2. If not found, then if set the specified font family exists and can be used to represent the writing system in use, it will be selected.

  3. If not, a replacement font that supports the writing system is selected. The font matching algorithm will try to find the best match for all the properties set in the QFont . How this is done varies from platform to platform.

  4. If no font exists on the system that can support the text, then special “missing character” boxes will be shown in its place.

Note

If the selected font, though supporting the writing system in general, is missing glyphs for one or more specific characters, then Qt will try to find a fallback font for this or these particular characters. This feature can be disabled using NoFontMerging style strategy.

In Windows a request for the “Courier” font is automatically changed to “Courier New”, an improved version of Courier that allows for smooth scaling. The older “Courier” bitmap font can be selected by setting the PreferBitmap style strategy (see setStyleStrategy() ).

Once a font is found, the remaining attributes are matched in order of priority:

If you have a font which matches on family, even if none of the other attributes match, this font will be chosen in preference to a font which doesn’t match on family but which does match on the other attributes. This is because font family is the dominant search criteria.

The point size is defined to match if it is within 20% of the requested point size. When several fonts match and are only distinguished by point size, the font with the closest point size to the one requested will be chosen.

The actual family, font size, weight and other font attributes used for drawing text will depend on what’s available for the chosen family under the window system. A QFontInfo object can be used to determine the actual values used for drawing the text.

Examples:

f = QFont("Helvetica")

If you had both an Adobe and a Cronyx Helvetica, you might get either.

f = QFont("Helvetica [Cronyx]")

You can specify the foundry you want in the family name. The font f in the above example will be set to “Helvetica [Cronyx]”.

To determine the attributes of the font actually used in the window system, use a QFontInfo object, e.g.

info = QFontInfo(f1)
family = info.family()

To find out font metrics use a QFontMetrics object, e.g.

fm = QFontMetrics(f1)
textWidthInPixels = fm.width("How many pixels wide is this text?")
textHeightInPixels = fm.height()

For more general information on fonts, see the comp.fonts FAQ . Information on encodings can be found from Roman Czyborra’s page.

class PySide6.QtGui.QFont

PySide6.QtGui.QFont(font)

PySide6.QtGui.QFont(font, pd)

PySide6.QtGui.QFont(family[, pointSize=-1[, weight=-1[, italic=false]]])

Parameters

Constructs a font object that uses the application’s default font.

See also

setFont() font()

Constructs a font that is a copy of font.

Constructs a font from font for use on the paint device pd.

Constructs a font object with the specified family, pointSize, weight and italic settings.

If pointSize is zero or negative, the point size of the font is set to a system-dependent default value. Generally, this is 12 points.

The family name may optionally also include a foundry name, e.g. “Helvetica [Cronyx]”. If the family is available from more than one foundry and the foundry isn’t specified, an arbitrary foundry is chosen. If the family isn’t available a family will be set using the font matching algorithm.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.StyleHint

Style hints are used by the font matching algorithm to find an appropriate default family if a selected font family is not available.

Constant

Description

QFont.AnyStyle

leaves the font matching algorithm to choose the family. This is the default.

QFont.SansSerif

the font matcher prefer sans serif fonts.

QFont.Helvetica

is a synonym for SansSerif.

QFont.Serif

the font matcher prefers serif fonts.

QFont.Times

is a synonym for Serif.

QFont.TypeWriter

the font matcher prefers fixed pitch fonts.

QFont.Courier

a synonym for TypeWriter.

QFont.OldEnglish

the font matcher prefers decorative fonts.

QFont.Decorative

is a synonym for OldEnglish.

QFont.Monospace

the font matcher prefers fonts that map to the CSS generic font-family ‘monospace’.

QFont.Fantasy

the font matcher prefers fonts that map to the CSS generic font-family ‘fantasy’.

QFont.Cursive

the font matcher prefers fonts that map to the CSS generic font-family ‘cursive’.

QFont.System

the font matcher prefers system fonts.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.StyleStrategy

The style strategy tells the font matching algorithm what type of fonts should be used to find an appropriate default family.

The following strategies are available:

Constant

Description

QFont.PreferDefault

the default style strategy. It does not prefer any type of font.

QFont.PreferBitmap

prefers bitmap fonts (as opposed to outline fonts).

QFont.PreferDevice

prefers device fonts.

QFont.PreferOutline

prefers outline fonts (as opposed to bitmap fonts).

QFont.ForceOutline

forces the use of outline fonts.

QFont.NoAntialias

don’t antialias the fonts.

QFont.NoSubpixelAntialias

avoid subpixel antialiasing on the fonts if possible.

QFont.PreferAntialias

antialias if possible.

QFont.NoFontMerging

If the font selected for a certain writing system does not contain a character requested to draw, then Qt automatically chooses a similar looking font that contains the character. The flag disables this feature. Please note that enabling this flag will not prevent Qt from automatically picking a suitable font when the selected font does not support the writing system of the text.

QFont.PreferNoShaping

Sometimes, a font will apply complex rules to a set of characters in order to display them correctly. In some writing systems, such as Brahmic scripts, this is required in order for the text to be legible, but in e.g. Latin script, it is merely a cosmetic feature. The flag will disable all such features when they are not required, which will improve performance in most cases (since Qt 5.10).

Any of these may be OR-ed with one of these flags:

Constant

Description

QFont.PreferMatch

prefer an exact match. The font matcher will try to use the exact font size that has been specified.

QFont.PreferQuality

prefer the best quality font. The font matcher will use the nearest standard point size that the font supports.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.HintingPreference

This enum describes the different levels of hinting that can be applied to glyphs to improve legibility on displays where it might be warranted by the density of pixels.

Constant

Description

QFont.PreferDefaultHinting

Use the default hinting level for the target platform.

QFont.PreferNoHinting

If possible, render text without hinting the outlines of the glyphs. The text layout will be typographically accurate and scalable, using the same metrics as are used e.g. when printing.

QFont.PreferVerticalHinting

If possible, render text with no horizontal hinting, but align glyphs to the pixel grid in the vertical direction. The text will appear crisper on displays where the density is too low to give an accurate rendering of the glyphs. But since the horizontal metrics of the glyphs are unhinted, the text’s layout will be scalable to higher density devices (such as printers) without impacting details such as line breaks.

QFont.PreferFullHinting

If possible, render text with hinting in both horizontal and vertical directions. The text will be altered to optimize legibility on the target device, but since the metrics will depend on the target size of the text, the positions of glyphs, line breaks, and other typographical detail will not scale, meaning that a text layout may look different on devices with different pixel densities.

Please note that this enum only describes a preference, as the full range of hinting levels are not supported on all of Qt’s supported platforms. The following table details the effect of a given hinting preference on a selected set of target platforms.

Windows Vista (w/o Platform Update) and earlier

Full hinting

Full hinting

Full hinting

Full hinting

Windows 7 and Windows Vista (w/Platform Update) and DirectWrite enabled in Qt

Full hinting

Vertical hinting

Vertical hinting

Full hinting

FreeType

Operating System setting

No hinting

Vertical hinting (light)

Full hinting

Cocoa on macOS

No hinting

No hinting

No hinting

No hinting

Note

Please be aware that altering the hinting preference on Windows is available through the DirectWrite font engine. This is available on Windows Vista after installing the platform update, and on Windows 7. In order to use this extension, configure Qt using -directwrite. The target application will then depend on the availability of DirectWrite on the target system.

New in version 4.8.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.Weight

Qt uses a weighting scale from 1 to 1000 compatible with OpenType. A weight of 1 will be thin, whilst 1000 will be extremely black.

This enum contains the predefined font weights:

Constant

Description

QFont.Thin

100

QFont.ExtraLight

200

QFont.Light

300

QFont.Normal

400

QFont.Medium

500

QFont.DemiBold

600

QFont.Bold

700

QFont.ExtraBold

800

QFont.Black

900

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.Style

This enum describes the different styles of glyphs that are used to display text.

Constant

Description

QFont.StyleNormal

Normal glyphs used in unstyled text.

QFont.StyleItalic

Italic glyphs that are specifically designed for the purpose of representing italicized text.

QFont.StyleOblique

Glyphs with an italic appearance that are typically based on the unstyled glyphs, but are not fine-tuned for the purpose of representing italicized text.

See also

Weight

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.Stretch

Predefined stretch values that follow the CSS naming convention. The higher the value, the more stretched the text is.

Constant

Description

QFont.AnyStretch

0 Accept any stretch matched using the other QFont properties (added in Qt 5.8)

QFont.UltraCondensed

50

QFont.ExtraCondensed

62

QFont.Condensed

75

QFont.SemiCondensed

87

QFont.Unstretched

100

QFont.SemiExpanded

112

QFont.Expanded

125

QFont.ExtraExpanded

150

QFont.UltraExpanded

200

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.Capitalization

Rendering option for text this font applies to.

Constant

Description

QFont.MixedCase

This is the normal text rendering option where no capitalization change is applied.

QFont.AllUppercase

This alters the text to be rendered in all uppercase type.

QFont.AllLowercase

This alters the text to be rendered in all lowercase type.

QFont.SmallCaps

This alters the text to be rendered in small-caps type.

QFont.Capitalize

This alters the text to be rendered with the first character of each word as an uppercase character.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.SpacingType

Constant

Description

QFont.PercentageSpacing

A value of 100 will keep the spacing unchanged; a value of 200 will enlarge the spacing after a character by the width of the character itself.

QFont.AbsoluteSpacing

A positive value increases the letter spacing by the corresponding pixels; a negative value decreases the spacing.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.bold()
Return type

bool

Returns true if weight() is a value greater than Medium ; otherwise returns false.

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.cacheStatistics()

Internal function that dumps font cache statistics.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.capitalization()
Return type

Capitalization

Returns the current capitalization type of the font.

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.cleanup()
PySide6.QtGui.QFont.defaultFamily()
Return type

str

Returns the family name that corresponds to the current style hint.

See also

StyleHint styleHint() setStyleHint()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.exactMatch()
Return type

bool

Returns true if a window system font exactly matching the settings of this font is available.

See also

QFontInfo

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.families()
Return type

list of strings

Returns the requested font family names, i.e. the names set in the last setFamilies() call or via the constructor. Otherwise it returns an empty list.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.family()
Return type

str

Returns the requested font family name, i.e. the name set in the constructor or the last setFont() call.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.fixedPitch()
Return type

bool

Returns true if fixed pitch has been set; otherwise returns false.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.fromString(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Return type

bool

Sets this font to match the description descrip. The description is a comma-separated list of the font attributes, as returned by toString() .

See also

toString()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.hintingPreference()
Return type

HintingPreference

Returns the currently preferred hinting level for glyphs rendered with this font.

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.initialize()
static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.insertSubstitution(arg__1, arg__2)
Parameters
  • arg__1 – str

  • arg__2 – str

Inserts substituteName into the substitution table for the family familyName.

After substituting a font, trigger the updating of the font by destroying and re-creating all QFont objects.

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.insertSubstitutions(arg__1, arg__2)
Parameters
  • arg__1 – str

  • arg__2 – list of strings

Inserts the list of families substituteNames into the substitution list for familyName.

After substituting a font, trigger the updating of the font by destroying and re-creating all QFont objects.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.isCopyOf(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Return type

bool

Returns true if this font and f are copies of each other, i.e. one of them was created as a copy of the other and neither has been modified since. This is much stricter than equality.

See also

operator=() operator==()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.italic()
Return type

bool

Returns true if the style() of the font is not StyleNormal

See also

setItalic() style()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.kerning()
Return type

bool

Returns true if kerning should be used when drawing text with this font.

See also

setKerning()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.key()
Return type

str

Returns the font’s key, a textual representation of a font. It is typically used as the key for a cache or dictionary of fonts.

See also

QMap

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.legacyWeight()
Return type

int

Note

This function is deprecated.

Use weight() instead.

Returns the weight of the font converted to the non-standard font weight scale used in Qt 5 and earlier versions.

Since Qt 6, the OpenType standard’s font weight scale is used instead of a non-standard scale. This requires conversion from values that use the old scale. For convenience, this function may be used when porting from code which uses the old weight scale.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.letterSpacing()
Return type

float

Returns the letter spacing for the font.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.letterSpacingType()
Return type

SpacingType

Returns the spacing type used for letter spacing.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.__ne__(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Return type

bool

Returns true if this font is different from f; otherwise returns false.

Two QFonts are considered to be different if their font attributes are different.

See also

operator==()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.__lt__(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Return type

bool

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.__eq__(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Return type

bool

Returns true if this font is equal to f; otherwise returns false.

Two QFonts are considered equal if their font attributes are equal.

See also

operator!=() isCopyOf()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.overline()
Return type

bool

Returns true if overline has been set; otherwise returns false.

See also

setOverline()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.pixelSize()
Return type

int

Returns the pixel size of the font if it was set with setPixelSize() . Returns -1 if the size was set with setPointSize() or setPointSizeF() .

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.pointSize()
Return type

int

Returns the point size of the font. Returns -1 if the font size was specified in pixels.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.pointSizeF()
Return type

float

Returns the point size of the font. Returns -1 if the font size was specified in pixels.

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.removeSubstitutions(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Removes all the substitutions for familyName.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.resolve(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Return type

PySide6.QtGui.QFont

Returns a new QFont that has attributes copied from other that have not been previously set on this font.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.resolveMask()
Return type

uint

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setBold(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

If enable is true sets the font’s weight to Bold ; otherwise sets the weight to Normal .

For finer boldness control use setWeight() .

Note

If styleName() is set, this value may be ignored, or if supported on the platform, the font artificially embolded.

See also

bold() setWeight()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setCapitalization(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1Capitalization

Sets the capitalization of the text in this font to caps.

A font’s capitalization makes the text appear in the selected capitalization mode.

See also

capitalization()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setFamilies(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – list of strings

Sets the list of family names for the font. The names are case insensitive and may include a foundry name. The first family in families will be set as the main family for the font.

Each family name entry in families may optionally also include a foundry name, e.g. “Helvetica [Cronyx]”. If the family is available from more than one foundry and the foundry isn’t specified, an arbitrary foundry is chosen. If the family isn’t available a family will be set using the font matching algorithm.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setFamily(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Sets the family name of the font. The name is case insensitive and may include a foundry name.

The family name may optionally also include a foundry name, e.g. “Helvetica [Cronyx]”. If the family is available from more than one foundry and the foundry isn’t specified, an arbitrary foundry is chosen. If the family isn’t available a family will be set using the font matching algorithm.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setFixedPitch(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

If enable is true, sets fixed pitch on; otherwise sets fixed pitch off.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setHintingPreference(hintingPreference)
Parameters

hintingPreferenceHintingPreference

Set the preference for the hinting level of the glyphs to hintingPreference. This is a hint to the underlying font rendering system to use a certain level of hinting, and has varying support across platforms. See the table in the documentation for HintingPreference for more details.

The default hinting preference is PreferDefaultHinting .

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setItalic(b)
Parameters

b – bool

Sets the style() of the font to StyleItalic if enable is true; otherwise the style is set to StyleNormal .

Note

If styleName() is set, this value may be ignored, or if supported on the platform, the font may be rendered tilted instead of picking a designed italic font-variant.

See also

italic() QFontInfo

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setKerning(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

Enables kerning for this font if enable is true; otherwise disables it. By default, kerning is enabled.

When kerning is enabled, glyph metrics do not add up anymore, even for Latin text. In other words, the assumption that width(‘a’) + width(‘b’) is equal to width(“ab”) is not necessarily true.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setLegacyWeight(legacyWeight)
Parameters

legacyWeight – int

Note

This function is deprecated.

Use setWeight() instead.

Sets the weight of the font to legacyWeight using the legacy font weight scale of Qt 5 and previous versions.

Since Qt 6, the OpenType standard’s font weight scale is used instead of a non-standard scale. This requires conversion from values that use the old scale. For convenience, this function may be used when porting from code which uses the old weight scale.

Note

If styleName() is set, this value may be ignored for font selection.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setLetterSpacing(type, spacing)
Parameters

Sets the letter spacing for the font to spacing and the type of spacing to type.

Letter spacing changes the default spacing between individual letters in the font. The spacing between the letters can be made smaller as well as larger either in percentage of the character width or in pixels, depending on the selected spacing type.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setOverline(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

If enable is true, sets overline on; otherwise sets overline off.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setPixelSize(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – int

Sets the font size to pixelSize pixels.

Using this function makes the font device dependent. Use setPointSize() or setPointSizeF() to set the size of the font in a device independent manner.

See also

pixelSize()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setPointSize(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – int

Sets the point size to pointSize. The point size must be greater than zero.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setPointSizeF(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – float

Sets the point size to pointSize. The point size must be greater than zero. The requested precision may not be achieved on all platforms.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setResolveMask(mask)
Parameters

maskuint

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setStretch(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – int

Sets the stretch factor for the font.

The stretch factor matches a condensed or expanded version of the font or applies a stretch transform that changes the width of all characters in the font by factor percent. For example, setting factor to 150 results in all characters in the font being 1.5 times (ie. 150%) wider. The minimum stretch factor is 1, and the maximum stretch factor is 4000. The default stretch factor is AnyStretch, which will accept any stretch factor and not apply any transform on the font.

The stretch factor is only applied to outline fonts. The stretch factor is ignored for bitmap fonts.

Note

When matching a font with a native non-default stretch factor, requesting a stretch of 100 will stretch it back to a medium width font.

See also

stretch() Stretch

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setStrikeOut(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

If enable is true, sets strikeout on; otherwise sets strikeout off.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setStyle(style)
Parameters

styleStyle

Sets the style of the font to style.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setStyleHint(arg__1[, strategy=PreferDefault])
Parameters

Sets the style hint and strategy to hint and strategy, respectively.

If these aren’t set explicitly the style hint will default to AnyStyle and the style strategy to PreferDefault.

Qt does not support style hints on X11 since this information is not provided by the window system.

See also

StyleHint styleHint() StyleStrategy styleStrategy() QFontInfo

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setStyleName(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Sets the style name of the font to styleName. When set, other style properties like style() and weight() will be ignored for font matching, though they may be simulated afterwards if supported by the platform’s font engine.

Due to the lower quality of artificially simulated styles, and the lack of full cross platform support, it is not recommended to use matching by style name together with matching by style properties

See also

styleName()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setStyleStrategy(s)
Parameters

sStyleStrategy

Sets the style strategy for the font to s.

See also

styleStrategy() StyleStrategy

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setUnderline(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – bool

If enable is true, sets underline on; otherwise sets underline off.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setWeight(weight)
Parameters

weightWeight

Sets the weight of the font to weight, using the scale defined by Weight enumeration.

Note

If styleName() is set, this value may be ignored for font selection.

See also

weight() QFontInfo

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.setWordSpacing(spacing)
Parameters

spacing – float

Sets the word spacing for the font to spacing.

Word spacing changes the default spacing between individual words. A positive value increases the word spacing by a corresponding amount of pixels, while a negative value decreases the inter-word spacing accordingly.

Word spacing will not apply to writing systems, where indiviaul words are not separated by white space.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.stretch()
Return type

int

Returns the stretch factor for the font.

See also

setStretch()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.strikeOut()
Return type

bool

Returns true if strikeout has been set; otherwise returns false.

See also

setStrikeOut()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.style()
Return type

Style

Returns the style of the font.

See also

setStyle()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.styleHint()
Return type

StyleHint

Returns the StyleHint .

The style hint affects the font matching algorithm . See StyleHint for the list of available hints.

See also

setStyleHint() StyleStrategy styleHint()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.styleName()
Return type

str

Returns the requested font style name. This can be used to match the font with irregular styles (that can’t be normalized in other style properties).

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.styleStrategy()
Return type

StyleStrategy

Returns the StyleStrategy .

The style strategy affects the font matching algorithm. See StyleStrategy for the list of available strategies.

See also

setStyleStrategy() setStyleHint() StyleHint

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.substitute(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Return type

str

Returns the first family name to be used whenever familyName is specified. The lookup is case insensitive.

If there is no substitution for familyName, familyName is returned.

To obtain a list of substitutions use substitutes() .

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.substitutes(arg__1)
Parameters

arg__1 – str

Return type

list of strings

Returns a list of family names to be used whenever familyName is specified. The lookup is case insensitive.

If there is no substitution for familyName, an empty list is returned.

static PySide6.QtGui.QFont.substitutions()
Return type

list of strings

Returns a sorted list of substituted family names.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.swap(other)
Parameters

otherPySide6.QtGui.QFont

Swaps this font instance with other. This function is very fast and never fails.

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.toString()
Return type

str

Returns a description of the font. The description is a comma-separated list of the attributes, perfectly suited for use in QSettings , and consists of the following:

  • Font family

  • Point size

  • Pixel size

  • Style hint

  • Font weight

  • Font style

  • Underline

  • Strike out

  • Fixed pitch

  • Always 0

  • Capitalization

  • Letter spacing

  • Word spacing

  • Stretch

  • Style strategy

  • Font style (omitted when unavailable)

See also

fromString()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.underline()
Return type

bool

Returns true if underline has been set; otherwise returns false.

See also

setUnderline()

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.weight()
Return type

Weight

Returns the weight of the font, using the same scale as the Weight enumeration.

See also

setWeight() Weight QFontInfo

PySide6.QtGui.QFont.wordSpacing()
Return type

float

Returns the word spacing for the font.