tereza at califex.com
Tue Oct 29 14:28:29 EDT 2013
On Oct 29, 2013, at 12:57 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/2013 07:40 PM, Tereza Snyder wrote:
>> Having taken a long mental vacation from coding,
> That sounds very, very healthy indeed.
>> I find that I’ve forgotten almost everything I knew, but this has got to be more than just a mental lapse:
>> I made a stack that uses a unicode icon font. It worked well. I made a standalone, included the font, and used revfontload to load it. It worked well. I emailed it to my client. It worked well. I reopened that stack today and all I see are little "mystery char" glyphs everywhere, and nothing I do, including updating from LC 5.5.4 to 6.1.2 changes it.
>> Can anyone help me before I lose my mind altogether?
> Probably the revFontLoad is the problem; I have never liked it, and ask my end-users to put my
> home-grown font into their font folder.
> If you are using your standalone on any versions of Windows post XP there are a serious number of
> problems (err, sorry, the buzz word is "issues") relating to Unicode fonts there.
> If you want you can send me the font and the stack off-list and I will:
> 1. Open your font and see if your icons are stored in the Personal Private Use Area of the First Unicode Plane
> or not; certainly if they are things should be OK, but if they are in standard language specific areas Windows will probably play merry hell with them.
Thanks, Richmond, but I’m not opening it in Windows at all.
The RevFontLoad would not have been invoked today when I opened it in the development environment, as I the font is present and active in my system and the openstack handler checks the fontnames before loading the font (I confirmed that, AND I allowed RevFontLoad to load the font anyway, but it made no difference.) I retried the various ways I used last week to add the font icons to the fields (drag-and-drop, cut-and-paste, unicode input with the Unicode Hex Input keyboard), but no joy.
I just discovered something new which points a finger at my system: when I open last week’s standalone now, the icon characters are missing there too! Yet if I open that same standalone on my laptop, they appear! Hmmm.…
Dang! I hate this kind of thing. Something wrong with the effing system. Again. Lose another day’s work.
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