When trying to work out the settings, the recommended methods for determining the correct Windows font properties are:
a) If it’s a standard system font, you can usually work out what it is by opening the display preferences on the SUT, and going to the Appearance tab and opening the Advanced settings panel:
Tahoma is the standard font for the Windows interface in XP. In Vista and Windows 7 it’s a font called Segoe UI. Note that Segoe UI does not appear in the font dropdowns in eggPlant, but you can type it into the combo box. What matters is the fonts that are installed on the SUT, not the fonts in eggPlant’s list (which is a static list – not dynamically generated.)
b) If it’s not a standard system font (i.e., another font has been deliberately chosen for the UI), ask the developers. Have them make any font specifications part of the deliverables for a build.
c) Guess. If neither of the above works (one or the other usually does), you can usually figure out fairly easily what size range you are looking at, and by close examination of the characters you should be able to figure out what font is being used. It’s rare that an obscure font is used, and unless it’s a font that’s embedded in a Flash application, it needs to be a font that exists on the SUT. This is a situation where WordPad or NotePad can help as you can type the string that you’re going to be looking for and apply different font parameters to it until it looks right, then use those parameters in the Text Image panel.