Easy question

How can I get the list of available fonts on a system in Ruby? It seems
like there should be a built-in function that does it.


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Many stylesheets contain a list of fonts, in order of descending
preference. Just make sure that the last font is guaranteed to be
available, Verdana for example.

body
{
font-family: Helvetica, Verdana;
}

If you really want to offer a list of fonts to your users, it doesn’t
sound pleasant. You need to use flash, and then retrieve the list from
here using javascript. This link looks useful:
http://nevermore.pri.ee/2007/03/14/another-better-font-detection-using-javascript-flash/

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Chris

Hmm. I guess probably need to phrase the question a little differently.
What I want to is get list of all the fonts on the system. This won’t be
for a stylesheet or anything, it’s just there for a lookup table. The
user won’t have contact with actual font - all I need is for them to be
able to select one from a list.

Will

Chris [email protected] wrote:
Many stylesheets contain a list of fonts, in order of descending
preference. Just make sure that the last font is guaranteed to be
available, Verdana for example.

body
{
font-family: Helvetica, Verdana;
}

If you really want to offer a list of fonts to your users, it doesn’t
sound pleasant. You need to use flash, and then retrieve the list from
here using javascript. This link looks useful:
http://nevermore.pri.ee/2007/03/14/another-better-font-detection-using-javascript-flash/

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Chris

On Jul 5, 10:44 am, Will G. wrote:

How can I get the list of available fonts on a system in Ruby? It seems like there should be a built-in function that does it.


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