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    Font Hell

    I've designed a programme in VB6 for college, using a font that I downloaded here:

    Free Font Download - Super Mario Bros. font | UrbanFonts.com

    Had no problems with it until I tried to test it on other machines. The font appears fine on my machine (obviously as I designed the app using it) but the font doesn't work on any other machine I've tried.

    Opening the font on my machine displays the mappings to letters (as normal). Opening the font on other machines (3 laptops in my house, all Win XP SP2 - same as my desktop which works) shows an empty file, apart from the title and the 10, 12, 14 etc at the side.

    Does this make sense? What the hell is going on?

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    Here's the font appearance on my desktop.

    I'll post another one (got to post from laptop) to show the not working image.

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    WTF!?!

    I can't post an image now, cos just turned my laptop on and its working all of a sudden!

    Can't understand this?!

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    OK, it seems a restart fixes things?

    Why? All I want is a simple font to be included as part of the app. What a pain!

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    Did you enjoy your little convo sometimes it helps to just post replys to yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Did you enjoy your little convo sometimes it helps to just post replys to yourself
    It's called debugging by conversation - doesn't matter if the conversation is with yourself obviously.

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    yup! i have it quite regular as some people who have me on msn would know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Did you enjoy your little convo sometimes it helps to just post replys to yourself
    Aint life grand when you have a split personality and can figure out your own problems lol

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    it sure is!

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    Ah, but I haven't figured out the problem yet. I want to know why I need to restart in order to pick up the font, and if there's anything I can do to combat this.

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    reboot = so windows re registers the fonts. You could of course re load the users hive of the registry :

    Batch files - RUNDLL and RUNDLL32

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    This should do it:
    How to Install a barcode font at runtime under Windows XP - Visual Basic(Microsoft) -VB.NET 2002-2008 FAQ - Tek-Tips

    you may have less issues with a programming language from this decade

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    you may have less issues with a programming language from this decade
    Yeah, unfortunately it's been forced on me to use VB6.

    I was really getting into it and enjoying using it, until it came to testing on other machines and getting all types of errors.

    Missing DLL's, and run-time errors, and fonts not loading until after a reboot. :@

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    You don't actually need a reboot; what you have to do is send a message to the top level window saying that there has been a change of font(s). That's what the tektips web page is doing (although in vb.net; this page has a VB6 example which will be easier to crib!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    You don't actually need a reboot; what you have to do is send a message to the top level window saying that there has been a change of font(s). That's what the tektips web page is doing (although in vb.net; this page has a VB6 example which will be easier to crib!)
    I have a splash screen that only shows an image, and loads the font. Should I still need to do this?

    What does this message do exactly (I mean can you explain so I understand).

    Thanks,

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