LC server and fonts

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 09:03:52 EST 2018


My apologies.. Had a brain fritz, it should be "start using font file.."
load url would just load whatever url into cache and not font it up.

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 1:07 AM, jbv via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> When using
>   load font file "nameofyourfont.ttf"
> the result contains
>   Handler: can't find handler (file)
>
> It looks like "load" is accepted only in the form "load URL"...
>
> On Mon, March 5, 2018 9:28 pm, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote:
> > Hmm. Not sure what to do about loading a fontfile then.  Out of
> > curiosity, what is the error?
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 11:39 AM, jbv via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Mike,
> >> Thanks for your reply.
> >>
> >>
> >> Yes, I managed to set the textfont of a btn or fld to one of the fonts
> >> available in the fontnames, but I still can't figure how to use any
> other
> >> ttf font... load font file "nameofyourfont.ttf" -> returns an error I
> >> tried load URL "nameofyourfont.ttf", it works, but then the textfont
> >> property isn't updated...
> >>
> >> On Mon, March 5, 2018 3:59 pm, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote:
> >>
> >>> With on-rev, I put up this script..
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> <?lc
> >>> create button "mybtn"
> >>>
> >>> repeat for each line tLIne in the fontnames -- will make 1 png per
> >>> font
> >>>
> >>> set the label of btn "mybtn" to tLine set the textfont of button
> >>> "mybtn"
> >>> to tLine set the width of button "mybtn" to the formattedwidth of
> >>> button "mybtn" + 5
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> export snapshot from button "mybtn" to file (tLine & ".png") as PNG
> >>>
> >>> put the textfont of button "mybtn" && "<img src=" & quote & tline &
> >>> ".png"
> >>> & quote & "><br>" & cr
> >>> end repeat ?>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> And it works fine, with the exception of fonts with a - in the name.
> >>> All
> >>> of them are Hershey fonts, so not sure if its the font family that is
> >>> broken, or the dashes causing the issue.
> >>>
> >>> If you have a ttf font file to use, you can probably put it on your
> >>> server next to your script and: load font file "nameofyourfont.ttf"
> >>> and
> >> then
> >>> set the textfont to "nameofyourfont" and it will likely work.
> >>>
> >>> To see my script in action, check here:
> >>> http://guidezone.info/fonttest.lc
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 8:21 AM, Warren Samples via use-livecode <
> >>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On 03/02/2018 04:14 AM, jbv via use-livecode wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hello list
> >>>>> How can I load ttf font files with LC server, at least version 7.1
> >>>>>  available on my on-rev account ? Neither "revFontLoad" nor
> >>>>> "start using
> >>>>> font file" seem to work... And the list of available fonts
> >>>>> returned by "the fontNames" is quite
> >>>>> limited...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks in advance.
> >>>>> jbv
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>> Does on-rev run on Linux? If you create a directory called '.fonts'
> >>>>  under your user name and install the fonts you want to use in your
> >>>>  images in that directory, LiveCode will find them.
> >>>>
> >>>> A quick test shows this to be true using LC Server 8.1.4, but you
> >>>> may have to do some experimenting to get them working in a script
> >>>> accessed through your web server. Executing a script to show the
> >>>> fontnames works from the command line but without having done any
> >>>> real investigating, I have to admit it's not working when accessed
> >>>> through my server. This isn't an on-rev nor an Apache server so
> >>>> ymmv. If you decide to go the standalone route, you should be able
> >>>> to install your fonts this way to use them in the standalone.
> >>>>
> >>>> Good luck!
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Warren
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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