revFontLoad Question

Marty Knapp martyknapp at comcast.net
Sat Jan 22 17:22:26 EST 2011


Thanks Stephen,

Yes, I have written permission to distribute the font. I was wondering 
more about the advisability of accessing it inside the app bundle as 
opposed to writing it out to another location and loading it from there.

In its current form, my app installs the font into the Fonts folder on 
first launch (informing the user) but as I'm hoping to get this into the 
Mac app store, I'm guessing that this is not acceptable. I have 
contacted Apple about installing the font, got re-routed 3 times and now 
have not heard anything. So I think the revFontLoad is the way to go. 
I'm just not sure about where the font file should be placed. In the 
bundle is the easiest, but maybe there's a reason you're not supposed to 
do that?

Marty
> I would just make sure and check the fine print on distribution rights of
> the font, and what the terms are. If it's an open source font it should be
> ok. Milage may vary.
>
> On 22 January 2011 14:49, Marty Knapp<martyknapp at comcast.net>  wrote:
>
>> I want to package a font with my Mac only app and use revFontLoad to load
>> it into memory. Is there a problem with just tucking it inside the
>> application bundle and loading it from there? Or should I put it into a
>> custom property and then write it out to the user's hard drive and put it
>> into use from there?
>>
>> My preliminary tests show that it works from inside the bundle. I'm just
>> wondering if there's something that I'm not aware of that would make this a
>> bad idea.





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