TrueType fonts and IM

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rperez

TrueType fonts and IM

Post by rperez » 2006-03-15T11:25:22-07:00

Hi there,
we want to use true type fonts in our application.
we are working on linux AS3 and we would like to indicate to the app, a folder in which the ttf files exist and the IM library will use the fonts in that library.
is there an easy way to do it or must I specifically add each font in the config file that holds the fonts locations and names?

Thanks,
Ronen.

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Post by anthony » 2006-03-15T17:25:28-07:00

You need to list each font explictally in the type.xml file.
I myself use linux, and have a program to locate and list all the fonts
(truetype and postscript) on my system in my personal file. This is a script, whcih I occasionally tweek to handle odd or badly named fonts.

I publish it on the IM Examples web (top level page), and for true type fonts is now a self contained perl script, thanks to a contribution by a fellow user. As such you should be able to modify it for use on window systems.
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Post by rperez » 2006-03-21T15:29:34-07:00

thanks, it helped a lot,

Ronen.

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Post by anthony » 2006-03-28T23:21:25-07:00

The Script basically just finds and adds the fonts it does not do much else.

If you like to modify and contribute changes, please do.

I generally use TrueType fonts rather than OpenType or Postscript Fonts, so I have not done much work on the script in those areas.
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Post by anthony » 2006-05-03T16:57:18-07:00

Sorry for the long delay in answering. I have been on a month long tour of Europe with my wife. Very busy time.

I myself have the Jokerman font and the current "imagick_type_gen", link from the top level page of IM examples, and it finds and sets up a type.xml entry fine.
<type
format="ttf"
name="Jokerman"
fullname="Jokerman"
family="Jokerman"
glyphs="/home/anthony/lib/fonts/truetype/fun/Jokerman.ttf"
/>

Actually the entries are simple enough you could create them yourself. most of the junk in the script it to type to automatically work out the names for the font.
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Post by anthony » 2006-05-07T23:06:00-07:00

The updateDB will not show files belonging to another user. I am not sure if it will do so if the files are publically read/accessable.
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