Fonts (was Re: [etoys-dev] Wording in Clouds)
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Sat Aug 1 01:36:37 EDT 2009
Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> The list of *ttf on the Mac isn't really long, most fonts are not in
> truetype format apparently:
> ('Al Bayan' 'Andale Mono' 'AppleMyungjo' 'Arial' 'Arial Black' 'Arial
> Hebrew' 'Arial Narrow' 'Arial Rounded MT Bold' 'Arial Unicode MS'
> 'Ayuthaya' 'Baghdad' 'Brush Script MT' 'Chalkboard' 'Comic Sans MS'
> 'Corsiva Hebrew' 'Courier New' 'DecoType Naskh' 'Devanagari MT'
> 'Euphemia UCAS' 'Georgia' 'Gujarati MT' 'Gurmukhi MT' 'Impact'
> 'InaiMathi' 'Kailasa' 'Kokonor' 'Krungthep' 'KufiStandardGK' 'Microsoft
> Sans Serif' 'Mshtakan' 'Nadeem' 'New Peninim MT' 'Plantagenet Cherokee'
> 'Sathu' 'Silom' 'Tahoma' 'Times New Roman' 'Trebuchet MS' 'Verdana'
> 'Webdings' 'Wingdings' 'Wingdings 2' 'Wingdings 3')
That can't be right. Where are the standard Apple fonts? What format are
they in? Are we perhaps looking in the wrong directories?
> There were 5 more fonts but their names were mangled (IIRC fonts can
> store their meta data in various languages and encodings).
Try "TTFileDescription fontFromUser" - this will show the family names
extracted from the fonts instead of the file names.
> Attaching a changeset with my fixes (though maybe the bitmap detection
> should not just rely on errors).
Yup, I changed that to just return nil and then filter those out. The
result is that now readFontsFrom: simply returns an empty array for such
> If anyone else is testing on a Mac you might find this helpful (and if
> you do, review and push, thanks):
I've attached the updated fix to
(it's also in http://source.squeak.org/trunk)
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