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Topic: Finding Font Names for PDFlib?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 111623
From: iggy
Date: 5/18/2004 03:35 AM

Hello list,

I just started playing around with PDFlib (under RealBasic & Mac OS X) and just met an old & basic problem that I know back from when I was creating EPS-files manually:
finding the correct name of a font that I can pass to PDFlib (or any Postscript-/pdf-interpreter, for that matter. I remember poking around in the system's font-files to find an appropriate entry there - which _sometimes_ worked. Now I strongly depend on using any font that is available in the OS's fontmenu in my PDFs...) The font metrics files mentioned in the PDFlib-docs doesn't even exist on many systems.

I would really appreciate if someone could share his/her approach on finding out this font name in a halfway reliable way (nice if it also works x-platform..) or give me a hint (can ATM be helpful?)

Thanks a lot in advance - Ingo

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