PRINTER.WRI Incorrectly States TTFavor Switch (88822)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q88822


The PRINTER.WRI files from the following retail packages containing Windows 3.1 incorrectly document a WIN.INI switch called TTFavor=<0-or-1>:
    Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.1, 3.11
    Microsoft Windows & MS-DOS 5 for IBM PS/2
The correct switch is FavorTT=<0-or-1>.

In Windows 3.1, the FavorTT setting must be placed in the [ModelName,Port] section of the WIN.INI file, not in the [PostScript,Port] section. For example:
   Correct:        [Apple LaserWriter II NTX,LPT3]

   Incorrect:      [PostScript,LPT1]

FavorTT=<0-or-1> [default: 0]

If a request for a font can be equally satisfied by both a device font or a TrueType font, use the TrueType font if FavorTT is set to 1. Otherwise use a device font.

These ties can easily occur. For example, if the application requests Tms Rmn but only Times and Times New Roman are available, this is considered a tie.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/17/2003
Keywords: KB88822