revFontLoad, Unicode and Windows post-XP ?

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Wed May 29 09:06:58 EDT 2013

On 05/29/2013 03:31 PM, Warren Samples wrote:
> On 05/29/2013 07:09 AM, Richmond wrote:
>> Those chars that are in the standard Unicode places are substituted for
>> a standard Windows-native font,
>> but those in the PPU area are left as they are, kerning rules in either
>> the font or inwith Livecode itslef are over-ridden by Windows; something
>> that does not happen with Macintosh, Linux or Windows XP.
>>  From my point of view, at least, this is a "show stopper" for Windows
>> V, 7 and 8.
>> I have been digging around in the LC Documentation and found
>> 'revFontLoad' which looks
>> as though it might be a possibility, except that it seems to rely on
>> absolute paths, when one cannot rely
>> on an end-user putting one's homegrown font exactly where one wants it
>> to be.
>> I would be grateful if anybody who has run up against this or similar
>> problems and has found a way to circumvent them could let me (and the
>> use-list!) know of how they coped with this.
>> Richmond.
> Richmond, you've been trying get help with this for some time now and 
> I don't recall seeing anyone respond with anything really helpful for 
> you. I suspect that it's because your project and your problem are 
> rather specialized. What happens if you use your font in some other 
> app? Does it work as you would expect it to in other apps or do you 
> get the same substitutions? Is it a LiveCode issue or maybe a Windows 
> issue? Does using revFontLoad resolve the problem on a test machine?
> If you install the font using a script, you should be able to control 
> where it goes. Why not out install it where Windows expects user 
> installed fonts to be?

Aha; well as a non-Windows user (except for the odd bit of testing) I 
would be most grateful if you could tell me where
Windows expects user installed fonts to be, as I don't have a clue.

> Perhaps you could find a a utility to make a proper Windows installer 
> and have it put your font where it needs to go?
> Good luck!
> Warren
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