altFont: Load a font

Adrian Williams adrian at
Wed Nov 29 13:49:46 EST 2006

Thanks Chip for your advice. I'm a little stacked at the moment but 
will try your solution sometime next week.
On 29 Nov 2006, at 18:16, Richard Gaskin wrote:

>> I'm hoping that Rev will make altFont a relatively transparent  
>> feature when it gets incorporated into the next version of Rev.   
>> Such that there is a simple "imbed" option in the standalone  
>> builder, and that the ensuing standalone will check font  
>> availability and do the install/uninstall on the host computer as  
>> needed upon startup/shutdown.
> Does it provide notification to the user before making this 
> modification to the user's system?
One would assume the apps. author would state that permissions *may* be 
required to
modify the system at install time in order to successfully install all 
items. Not mentioning fonts specifically.
> I'd like to see truly embedded fonts, right into the stack file a la 
> PDF....
That would be the ideal. Our FAQ page here gives a rundown of font 
The OpenType PS (CFF) format holds the most promise for the future in 
which to plough resources.
But TrueType (now) should also be embedded relatively easily.

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