revFontLoad Question

Marty Knapp martyknapp at comcast.net
Sat Jan 22 22:30:46 EST 2011


Thanks for your input Mark,

I would agree that properly  installing the font is the best approach. 
But as I can't seem to get my question answered by Apple about 
requirements for the Mac app store, I'm assuming that they won't allow it.

I did some tests quite a while ago with revFontLoad and found that once 
in a while my stack loaded faster than revFontLoad could load the font. 
This happened when you booted the program by double-clicking one of the 
user stacks. I know I could tell people to always start the app, then 
open the user stacks, but invariably someone would do otherwise. As I 
recall, though, I was loading the font on preOpenStack of my main stack. 
I will try it with Startup and maybe that will help.

Marty
> Hi Marty,
>
> Mac OS X 10.5 and later might detect the usage of your font, before your script gets a chance to load that font. If that happens, the user will see a system dialog window, asking whether to allow your application to use that font. This  might also happen, if your application writes the font from a custom property to the temporary folder and subsequently crashes.
>
> The best approach is to install the font properly and to include a copyright statement and license conditions specific to the font in the license conditions of your application. (I can't resist the opportunity to say that the Installer Maker Plugin includes a feature to install fonts).
>
> If you really don't want to do that, you might try to use the splash stack approach and write the font to disk and load it into memory before opening any stacks that use the font.
>
> --
> Best regards,
>
> Mark Schonewille
>




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