Philosophical questions about the fontNames

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Mar 13 11:32:45 EDT 2020

Also, there are two major types of vector based fonts: TrueType and OpenType. OpenType is a Microsoft format, but the same font file can be used for Windows and Mac. 

TrueType gets a little tricky. TrueType fonts made for Windows will also work for Mac. TrueType made for Mac must be CONVERTED to work with Windows. There are free utilities that will do this conversion for you. I use dFontSplitter for Mac, but I'm sure there are others. 

Bob S

> On Mar 13, 2020, at 06:05 , Pi Digital via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hi
> If you need a specific font to work because of look, scale, print, etc I suggest using a font editor app to copy the font you require, rename it to something unique (the name is embedded so just changing the file name changes nothing) and then embed it into your app in LC Standalone Settings. This is the only sure fire way of ensuring what you see in the dev environment is what the user will see on their xyz machine/device/printout. 
> Sean Cole
> Pi
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