Avoiding font substitution, cross-platform

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 13:41:20 CST 2012


On 12/29/2012 08:50 PM, tbodine wrote:
> Hi, all.
>
> How do you avoid font substitution of static text fields in your standalones
> that are destined for different systems and platforms?
>
> (In Director, we had three methods: embedding fonts, converting text blocks
> to bitmaps and adding a fontmap file with cross-platform font substitutions
> specified. The bitmap conversion was the most reliable.)
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Tom Bodine
>
>

Well, as a fairly crude chap . . .

and by "crude" I mean that when I learnt to drive I wanted to be able to 
drive
a 2 gear 1930 Fordson tractor as well as the latest HumVee . . .

and knowing that every single blasted computer "out there" is running a 
differently
constituted version of a variety of operating systems . . .

I just export any STATIC text in the font that I want as an image and
import it back into my stack as an image.

No need for any embedded fonts, bitmap nonsense, or anything else.

Richmond.



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