Checkmark for Mac & Windows

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Sat Mar 24 07:33:08 CET 2018


Another approach:
- find an open source font that has the character you want, plus all 
text looks OK
- include the font (and its license) in your app
- when you start your app, "start using font file tMyFontFile"
- set your table field to use this font
- toggle similar to the way you do now

Phil


On 3/23/18 11:13 PM, Knapp Martin via use-livecode wrote:
> Yes I was thinking I could do that and it’s easy enough. Just seems odd that such a common character can’t be easily typed in Windows.
>
> For Clarence:
> set the imageSource of char 1 of line 1 of fld "SomeField” to 1234 —where 1234 is the id of the image you want to use.
>
> Marty
>
>> On Mar 23, 2018, at 9:12 PM, Clarence Martin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Phil, can you provide a sample script?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-livecode <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com> On Behalf Of Phil Davis via use-livecode
>> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2018 7:20 PM
>> To: Knapp Martin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Cc: Phil Davis <revdev at pdslabs.net>
>> Subject: Re: Checkmark for Mac & Windows
>>
>> One idea:
>>
>> - Create or find a checkmark image you like, that looks good within the textHeight of your lists
>> - Import it into your app
>> - make sure each line of text begins with maybe 3 spaces
>> - use the ID of the checkmark image as the imageSource of char 1 of each line
>> - let your (now modified) script support the same toggle action it now supports
>>
>> HTH -
>> Phil Davis
>>
>>
>> On 3/23/18 6:22 PM, Knapp Martin via use-livecode wrote:
>>> I generate lists on the fly with the first item of each line set with a checkmark. After I construct the list under script, I just insert it into a standard LC table field. The user can then toggle the checkmark of each line off or on with a click (a script in the field takes care of that).
>>>
>>> On Mac it's just a matter of using the checkmark character (option-v) which I can type right into a script. But on Windows it does not display. I don't want to rely on a specific font in case the user does not have that installed. Is there really not an *simple* way to do this so that it works on both Mac and Windows? I’m redoing a currently Mac-only app so I can release for Windows too and don’t really want to re-work all this if there’s a simple solution that I’m missing.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Marty
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