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kcvinu

Hi all,

I would like to know how to check if a specific font is installed in user's system. If it is not installed, my program needs to install the font. (Don't worry about the copy right of the font. it's free) I have got some points from google which directs me into _WinAPI_AddFontResourceEx function. But help file says that this function is only for current session.  And i also got the _WinAPI_EnumFontFamilies function too. But before trying any of these, i would like to hear from the masters. 

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kcvinu

Well, i digged this with a deep search

 

Not bad i think. :)


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 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

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mikell

_WinAPI_EnumFontFamilies is perfect to check if a font exists... why didn't you try it ? 

_WinAPI_AddFontResourceEx installs the font only for the current session, but anyway the font gets installed when the script is launched  :)

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kcvinu

Thanks @mikell . I just hesitated because the time it consumes for getting all fonts list. And what do you mean by "script is launched ?. Help file says that it won't work after a restart.


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PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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InunoTaishou

_WinAPI_AddFontResourceEx

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This function installs the font only for the current session. When the system restarts, the font will not be present.
To have the font installed even after restarting the system, the font must be listed in the registry.

It'll just be removed after a restart, I'm sure there's a way to install it and update the registry ;). Unless you don't wanna add it to the registry, in which case I doubt the time it takes to install the font is noticeable.

Also

#include <WinAPIGdi.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

Local $timer = TimerInit()
Local $font_families = _WinAPI_EnumFontFamilies()
Local $time = TimerDiff($timer) / 1000
_ArrayDisplay($font_families, $time)

1672 fonts installed, .2 second to finish the execution of the function.

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kcvinu

Since my program is portable, i don't want to play with users registry. 


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UDF Link Viewer   --- A tool to visit the links of some most important UDFs 

 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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mikell

kcvinu,
I meant : I assume that you use FileInstall and that the script at each launch will check then install the font if necessary  :)

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1 minute ago, kcvinu said:

Since my program is portable, i don't want to play with users registry. 

So on evry starting your programm:

  • test if font exists (_WinAPI_EnumFontFamilies)
  • if not install it for this session (_WinAPI_AddFontResourceEx)

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kcvinu

No @AutoBert , i am planning to write the data to an ini file


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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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kcvinu

@InunoTaishou Thank you man. That's not a big delay for my program. Now i am testing Fileinstall 

 


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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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mLipok

Just check for c:\Windows\Fonts\

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kcvinu

@mLipok & @jguinch I am happy with  _WinAPI_EnumFontFamilies  function for finding if the font is installed or not. Now i need to install the font if  it is not in the system. Is there any method other than FileInstall ?


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 Includer_2  ----- A tool to type the #include statement automatically 

 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

GRM Helper -------- A littile tool to help writing code with GUIRegisterMsg function

Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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InunoTaishou

 

This will install it and save it to the registry so it won't be removed on startup.

Honestly though I've used _WinAPI_AddFontResourceEX in a program I made that I used frequently (close and restart) and there was never any problem or delay to install the three custom fonts I used.

Don't know if you're worried about the overhead or the processing speed but when you're just working with small files (my .ttf files were 12kb, 22kb, and 324kb) and checking checking (not accessing) a lot of files, almost all, modern, machines can do the processing without any any noticeable delay.

#include <WinAPIGdi.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

Local $timer_init = TimerInit()
Local $font_families = _WinAPI_EnumFontFamilies()
Local $time_enum_font_families = TimerDiff($timer_init) / 1000 & "s"
$timer_init = TimerInit()
Local $font_installed = _ArraySearch($font_families, "Futura", 0, 0, 0, 1)
Local $time_array_search = TimerDiff($timer_init) / 1000 & "s"
Local $time_font_install = 0
If ($font_installed = -1) Then
    $timer_init = TimerInit()
    _WinAPI_AddFontResourceEx("Futura Extra Bold.ttf", $FR_PRIVATE)
    $time_font_install = TimerDiff($timer_init) / 1000 & "s"
EndIf

MsgBox("", "Time", "Time to enum font families: " & $time_enum_font_families & @CRLF & _
                    "Time to search through (" & $font_families[0][0] & ") font families: " & $time_array_search & @CRLF & _
                    "Time to add font resource: " & $time_font_install)

Time to enum font families: 0.210863995560568s

Time to search through (1672) font families: 0.0302487330923837s

Time to add font resource: 0.00023872755105527s

It would probably be more efficient to just always install your font on startup, save yourself roughly 1/4 - 1/5 of a second.

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@InunoTaishou Your last point is most important. I just want install the font at once.  And thank you for that link. It is helpful. :)

 


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 Digits To Date  ----- date from 3 integer values

PrintList ----- prints arrays into console for testing.

 Alert  ------ An alternative for MsgBox 

 MousePosition ------- A simple tooltip display of mouse position

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Access_UDF  -------- An UDF for working with access database files. (.*accdb only)

 

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0 = fail, 1 = OK EndFunc ;==>_Printer_TextOut Func _Printer_PrintTextLine($hDC, $sText, $iLineNumber = -1) Local $ret, $lines, $ndx If ($iLineNumber <= 0) Then $iLineNumber = $i__ThisLineNum EndIf $sText = StringStripWS($sText, 2) ; Clear trailing whitespace ; Break text into an array of lines, based on any of the ; usual line endings (@CR, @LF, etc.) found in the string. $sText = StringRegExpReplace($sText, "[\\][n]", @CR) $sText = StringReplace($sText, @CRLF, @LF) $sText = StringReplace($sText, @CR, @LF) While (StringRight($sText, 1) == @LF) StringTrimRight($sText, 1) ; remove trailing LF's WEnd $lines = StringSplit($sText, @LF, 2) ; Now print each line in the array of lines, advancing the ; printer line position each time For $ndx = 0 To UBound($lines) - 1 $i__CurrentPos_X = $i__x_start ; $i__LeftMargin_X $i__CurrentPos_Y = (($i__Printer_Char_H + $VLINESPACE) * $iLineNumber) + $i__y_start $ret = _Printer_TextOut($hDC, $i__CurrentPos_X, $i__CurrentPos_Y, $lines[$ndx]) $iLineNumber += 1 $i__ThisLineNum += 1 If ($ret == 0) Then ExitLoop If ($iLineNumber > $i__LastLineNum) Then _Printer_EndPage($hDC) $iLineNumber = 1 $i__ThisLineNum = 1 EndIf Next ; Calculate next x/y position $i__CurrentPos_Y = (($i__Printer_Char_H + $VLINESPACE) * $iLineNumber) Return (SetError(0, 0, $iLineNumber)) EndFunc ;==>_Printer_PrintTextLine Func _Printer_StartDoc($hDC, $tDocInfo) Local $aResult $aResult = DllCall("GDI32.dll", "long", "StartDoc", "hwnd", $hDC, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($tDocInfo)) _Printer_SetInitial_XY() Return ($aResult[0]) ; >0 = OK, <=0 = Fail EndFunc ;==>_Printer_StartDoc Func _Printer_GetMetrics($hDC) $i__LeftMargin_X = _WinAPI_GetDeviceCaps($hDC, $PHYSICALOFFSETX) $i__TopMargin_Y = _WinAPI_GetDeviceCaps($hDC, $PHYSICALOFFSETY) $i__PageWidth = _WinAPI_GetDeviceCaps($hDC, $PHYSICALWIDTH) $i__PageHeight = _WinAPI_GetDeviceCaps($hDC, $PHYSICALHEIGHT) #Tidy_Off _LogMsg("+++:" & @CRLF _ & "$PHYSICALOFFSETX [" & $PHYSICALOFFSETX & "] $i__LeftMargin_X = " & $i__LeftMargin_X & @CRLF _ & "$PHYSICALOFFSETY [" & $PHYSICALOFFSETY & "] $i__TopMargin_Y = " & $i__TopMargin_Y & @CRLF _ & "$PHYSICALWIDTH [" & $PHYSICALWIDTH & "] $i__PageWidth = " & $i__PageWidth & @CRLF _ & "$PHYSICALHEIGHT [" & $PHYSICALHEIGHT & "] $i__PageHeight = " & $i__PageHeight & @CRLF _ ) #Tidy_On $i__x_start = $i__LeftMargin_X - 75 $i__y_start = $i__TopMargin_Y - 75 $i__x_end = $i__PageWidth - 250 $i__y_end = $i__PageHeight - 200 _Printer_SetInitial_XY() $i__LastLineNum = _Printer_GetLastLineNum() EndFunc ;==>_Printer_GetMetrics Func _Printer_SetInitial_XY() $i__CurrentPos_X = $i__LeftMargin_X $i__CurrentPos_Y = $i__TopMargin_Y * 22 EndFunc ;==>_Printer_SetInitial_XY Func _Printer_GetLastLineNum() Local $x1, $y, $linenumber $linenumber = -1 If ($i__Printer_Char_H > 0) Then For $x1 = 1 To 999 $y = (($i__Printer_Char_H + $VLINESPACE) * ($x1 + 1)) If ($y >= $i__y_end) Then $linenumber = $x1 ExitLoop EndIf Next EndIf If ($linenumber == -1) Then MsgBox(0, "Internal Error", "ERROR: Could not calculate the last line number") Exit (1) EndIf $linenumber -= 1 Return ($linenumber) EndFunc ;==>_Printer_GetLastLineNum Func __Printer_SetupCharWH($hDC) Local $vExtents $vExtents = _WinAPI_GetTextExtentPoint32($hDC, "x") $i__Printer_Char_W = DllStructGetData($vExtents, "X") ; Get the width of a character $i__Printer_Char_H = DllStructGetData($vExtents, "Y") ; Get the height of a character EndFunc ;==>__Printer_SetupCharWH Func _LogMsg($msg, $lnum = @ScriptLineNumber) If (StringLeft($msg, 4) = "+++:") Then $msg = StringTrimLeft($msg, 5) $msg = StringStripWS($msg, 3) ConsoleWrite("+++:" & $lnum & "] " & $msg & @CRLF) EndFunc ;==>_LogMsg Func _Printer_SetFont($hDC) Local $hFont If ($a__Printer_Font == 0) Then _Printer_MakeFont() EndIf $hFont = $a__Printer_Font _LogMsg("+++: $hDC & " & $hDC & ", $hFont = " & $hFont) _WinAPI_SetFont($hDC, $hFont) ; <===================== EndFunc ;==>_Printer_SetFont Func _Printer_MakeFont() Local $hFontDC, $err, $errm, $str, $flag, $iHeight $flag = $FW_BOLD $iHeight = 8 $hFontDC = _WinAPI_CreateFont( _ $iHeight, _ 0, _ ; average character width 0, _ ; angle of escape 0, _ ; base-line orientation $flag, _ ; font weight - $FW_NORMAL, $FW_BOLD, etc. False, _ ; italic False, _ ; underline False, _ ; strikeout $DEFAULT_CHARSET, _ ; the character set $OUT_DEFAULT_PRECIS, _ ; the output precision $CLIP_DEFAULT_PRECIS, _ ; the clipping precision $DEFAULT_QUALITY, _ ; the output quality 0, _ ; the pitch and family of the font "courier new") ; typeface name _LogMsg("+++: $hFontDC = 0x" & Hex($hFontDC)) If ($hFontDC <= 0) Then $str = "_WinAPI_CreateFont() failed." & @CRLF $err = _WinAPI_GetLastError() $errm = _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage() _LogMsg("+++: " & $err & ", 0) - '" & $errm & "'" & @CRLF & $str) Exit (9) EndIf $a__Printer_Font = $hFontDC EndFunc ;==>_Printer_MakeFont Here is the full script.  Run it to see the problem:
    • argumentum
      By argumentum

      On the above pic. of the ASCII table, one can see in a "normal" size, the characters below 32.
      I use this chars. to visualize data and comm stuff, and prefer to see it in Terminal, size 9, 400, but in Win 10 looks tiny, forcing me to use a humongous size.
      I'd like to see it as I did in WinXP. If anyone knows how to go about it, by tweaking something or installing a replacement font, please let me know.
      Thanks
    • tremolux66
      By tremolux66
      I use a monospace font for editing AutoIt scripts in SciTE (currently, CourierNew 9pt). Regardless of what font size I set in the configuration, when I start SciTE to resume editing the script text is one size smaller than I specified. When I type Ctrl+<numpad-slash> the text changes to the desired size. The same is true of the output pane, and I have to reset the size for both areas every time I start SciTE.
      IIRC, I've made few other changes to the configuration (e.g., changed the search highlight color and disabled Tidy), so this behavior seems odd. About SciTE says it's version 3.6.0 (Aug. 4, 2015).
      Any idea how to fix this?
    • rootx
      By rootx
      why some fonts do not appear? in other programs like paint.net the font preview work. Thx
       
      #include <GDIPlus.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <Misc.au3> #include <file.au3> #include <array.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #include <GuiEdit.au3> #include<ComboConstants.au3> #include <GUIComboBox.au3> $Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 300, 200, -1, -1) $iPic = GUICtrlCreatePic("", 0, 0, 300, 60) $hPic = GUICtrlGetHandle($iPic) $Combo1 = GUICtrlCreateCombo("Select Font", 25, 64, 250, 25, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_COMBO,$CBS_DROPDOWNLIST)) $s_FontList = _FileListToArray(@WindowsDir & "\Fonts\","*.ttf") $NFontList = UBound($s_FontList)-1 For $ff = 1 to $NFontList GUICtrlSetData($Combo1, StringTrimRight($s_FontList[$ff],4)) Next Global $hGraphic GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) _GDIPlus_Startup() $hGraphic = _GDIPlus_GraphicsCreateFromHWND($hPic) _GDIPlus_GraphicsClear($hGraphic, 0xFFF0F0F0) GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "WM_COMMAND") While 1 $nMsg = GUIGetMsg() Switch $nMsg Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ; Clean up resources _GDIPlus_GraphicsDispose($hGraphic) _GDIPlus_Shutdown() Exit Case $Combo1 EndSwitch WEnd Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam) #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg Local $hWndFrom, $iIDFrom, $iCode, $hWndCombo If Not IsHWnd($combo1) Then $hWndCombo = GUICtrlGetHandle($Combo1) $hWndFrom = $ilParam $iIDFrom = BitAND($iwParam, 0xFFFF) ; Low Word $iCode = BitShift($iwParam, 16) ; Hi Word Switch $hWndFrom Case $combo1, $hWndCombo Switch $iCode ; no return value Case $CBN_SELCHANGE ; Sent when the user changes the current selection in the list box of a combo box _DebugPrint("$CBN_SELCHANGE" & @LF & "--> hWndFrom:" & @TAB & $hWndFrom & @LF & _ "-->IDFrom:" & @TAB & $iIDFrom & @LF & _ "-->Code:" & @TAB & $iCode) $sFont = GUICtrlRead($Combo1) $sFontname = _WinAPI_GetFontResourceInfo(@WindowsDir & "\Fonts\" & $sFont & ".ttf") _GDIPlus_GraphicsClear($hGraphic, 0xFFF0F0F0) _GDIPlus_GraphicsDrawString($hGraphic, $sFontname, 10, 10, $sFontname, 10) EndSwitch EndSwitch Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG EndFunc ;==>WM_COMMAND Func _DebugPrint($s_text, $line = @ScriptLineNumber) ConsoleWrite( _ "!===========================================================" & @LF & _ "+======================================================" & @LF & _ "-->Line(" & StringFormat("%04d", $line) & "):" & @TAB & $s_text & @LF & _ "+======================================================" & @LF) EndFunc ;==>_DebugPrint  
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