revFontLoad returns "couldn't load font"
devin_asay at byu.edu
Wed Jan 9 12:26:30 EST 2008
On Jan 9, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Trevor DeVore wrote:
> I am using revFontLoad to load a truetype font I created and am
> distributing with an application. On most OS X systems this works
> great. On one particular system revFontLoad returns "couldn't load
> font". Before calling revFontLoad the existence of the font file
> has already been verified.
> The offending system is running Mac OS X 10.4.11 (french). I have
> at least one other tester who is running a french system and
> doesn't experience any problems.
> Anybody have any experience with this particular error and know
> what the problem might be?
In the old days, Mac fonts each had a unique ID, and if there was
already a font on the system with the ID number of a font you were
adding, it would cause strange problems. I don't know if OS X still
uses this model, but it may be worth checking into.
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