More on Xplat Fonts
revdan at danshafer.com
Sun Aug 1 17:18:46 CDT 2004
I was perusing the RealBASIC archives and some other language
discussion areas and what I've found is that the problem of xplat fonts
is huge and has so far been solved only by Macromedia Director and then
only very inefficiently.
It is generally illegal to include fonts (those that are copyrighted)
in an application, e.g. So packaging up fonts as part of the install
process may not work.
As I said in an earlier post, Java programmer friends of mine tell me
this is their biggest single xplat issue as well. So maybe we just have
to live with it, do platform checking, master the use of profiles, set
up some suggested standards.... In short, do it the hard way!
Dan Shafer, Revolutionary
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