Philosophical questions about the fontNames
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Mar 11 18:48:15 EDT 2020
On 3/11/20 5:36 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> Querying the fontNames includes:
> (Styled Text)
> These are not font names, but constants the engine accepts so that we can have good-looking,
> HIG-savvy UIs on multiple platforms.
> But they're not font names. They're not fonts at all. They're engine directives.
> So should they be included in the fontNames?
> (Yes, I know I can exclude them. I've been doing this a while, I can do lots of things. But if
> a newcomer wants to make a Fonts menu or list she also needs to know the filter command, and
> why she needs to use it to filter out things that aren't fonts. #learnability)
Maybe we need the "effective fontnames".
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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