LC server and fonts

jbv jbv at souslelogo.com
Tue Mar 6 09:37:36 EST 2018


"start using font file.." is the first option that I tried, but
unfortunately it returns "can't load font file"...
The ttf file is on the server next to my script, and I have also
tried with the full absolute path for that ttf file.
Could you please make a test on your own on-rev account with any
ttf file (different from the default fonts in fontnames) and let us
know of it works ?

Thanks in advance.

On Tue, March 6, 2018 3:03 pm, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote:
> 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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