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[REBOL] Re: help needed from graphics GURUS ?

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 1-Sep-2002 9:54

<< OK, I sucked, and saw .... disappointment. When I peeked at the \windows\fonts directory earlier, I had forgotten that the folder view was one of Windows fancy folders. >> I think Explorer, in order to display the font names as if they were the actual file names, parses the files (takes a long time to display that folder for me). The filenames are not standard LFN truncations, but actual short file names that someone limited to 8 chars by design, probably so they're the same on every system, which wouldn't be guaranteed otherwise. So, even if we assume that the font is installed correctly if the file is there, it's not going to be terribly easy. We can't use the API, so it might mean parsing the TTF files for the names. I don't think they're stored in the registry. --Gregg