[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Font ID

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From: "keller" <keller@...>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 20:44:21 -0500
Joe Wilkins wrote:

> Hi Brian,
> Do you have Ariel in YOUR Font Folder? AND is _Ariel a defined constant?
> You're either getting an Error or it's defaulting to "Geneva?". You realize
> you're going to have to include this Font with your Program, since it is not a
> real common Mac Font.
> Joe Wilkins
> Brian Heibert wrote:
> <snip>
> <I've tried TEXT _Ariel,12,0,0
> <It works if I would type TEXT _Helvetica (simular),12,0,0
> <but not with Ariel & I just so happen to be picky this time.

If you just want to get the font ID, open up the fonts file with ResEdit and
open the FOND resource. It may contain just one item or maybe more but the
ID of the Ariel item will be the same as your _Ariel constant. I would only
do it this way if I were the only user. ;o)