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Old 06-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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Windows question:
Many font managers out there claims "font activation." Those that don't, claim it will come "real soon now." I also know that double-clicking on a .ttf file will "activate" the font, but also leave the fontviewer window open.

Does anyone know the command used by the font managers that activates these fonts without having the fontviewer window(s) open?
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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>>lindaniel: Does anyone know the command used by the font managers that activates these fonts without having the fontviewer window(s) open?

No real clue...I use Font Navigtor (version 3...a bit old at this point) and when I drag a font to the activation window in Font Navigator, it puts a short cut for that font in Windows Font folder...

What font manager are you using?

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Old 06-10-2005, 07:58 AM   #3
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>>lindaniel: Does anyone know the command used by the font managers that activates these fonts without having the fontviewer window(s) open?

No real clue...I use Font Navigtor (version 3...a bit old at this point) and when I drag a font to the activation window in Font Navigator, it puts a short cut for that font in Windows Font folder...

What font manager are you using?

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Terri, I'm trying to write one. Yes, I've done market research and I think we've got something new to offer. But... I find lots of information that says "yes, we do font activation" but nowhere does it say how to activate without leaving fontviewer windows open. I'm sure it's going to be one of those blindingly obvious things ... once someone points it out to me. We'll give a try to the shortcut thing (thanks for that tip) so we can test all the other functionalities.

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Old 06-10-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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>>Lin: I'm trying to write one.

Cool!

>>We'll give a try to the shortcut thing (thanks for that tip) so we can test all the other functionalities.

Glad that tip was useful...

Basically it seems to me that what you are looking for is something like "developer notes" that "larger" (for lack of a better term) software often has so that 3rd party developers can add/create stuff for existing apps...

You might take a browse around Adobe's site and see if they might have something like that for ATM Deluxe which is their font manager.

Do keep us posted...

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Lin:

I'm trying to write oneI'm trying to write one

There's a lot of stuff for developers on the Microsoft 'Typography' Web page, and Adobe has similar Web pages. While much of the content is for font developers, you'll probably find someting relevant there.

   
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I suspect the place to go is the OS API documentation for software developers....

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