Specialty Fonts on Mobile -- OK? or Stay Away?

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Wed Nov 15 13:32:46 EST 2017


I have had no problems using TT and OT fonts on both mobile platforms. I put them into a folder and include that folder in the "Standalone Settings" "Copy Files" pane. Type 1 fonts are not supported. TT and OT fonts work well. You have to rename the extension of OTF fonts from .otf to .ttf. OTF fonts work after the extension rename. Bug Report 12431

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:34 PM
To: How LiveCode
Cc: Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami
Subject: Specialty Fonts on Mobile -- OK? or Stay Away?

We have a new UI/UX designer working in Sketch/Invision/Zeplin  which is a marvelous universe for design collaboration, and getting from her designs to a card layout in LC is easy enough.

But she has chosen to use a font called


which not only has Devanagari script but a very lovely roman font that will looks lovely, sans serif, very clear and efficient in terms of chars per inch and legibility on tight line heights

I have never, ever use the font bundling option with Livecode, but besides this one I have need of some other specialty fonts/scripts for specific modules.

But this KohinoorDevanagari is everywhere, , which she has used for every label, button, control, text field, menu in the UI.

My question is this: for those have tried using specialty fonts on mobile. Does it work well for you across platforms?

My "gut" instinct is telling me to stay with native fonts, but I can't tell if that is just my resistance to the added complexity and additional overhead talking.

What say you?

"No problem go for it -- with any nice font you like."


"Nope, I tried that, you don't want to go down that path because…. A,B,C…"

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