Windows Thread, Font Hell in Technical; I've designed a programme in VB6 for college, using a font that I downloaded here:
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16th February 2009, 08:38 PM #1
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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16th February 2009, 08:40 PM #2
Here's the font appearance on my desktop.
I'll post another one (got to post from laptop) to show the not working image.
16th February 2009, 08:42 PM #3
I can't post an image now, cos just turned my laptop on and its working all of a sudden!
Can't understand this?!
16th February 2009, 08:48 PM #4
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!
16th February 2009, 09:08 PM #5
Did you enjoy your little convo sometimes it helps to just post replys to yourself
16th February 2009, 09:15 PM #6
It's called debugging by conversation - doesn't matter if the conversation is with yourself obviously.
Originally Posted by EduTech
16th February 2009, 09:19 PM #7
yup! i have it quite regular as some people who have me on msn would know!
16th February 2009, 09:44 PM #8
16th February 2009, 10:09 PM #9
it sure is!
16th February 2009, 10:44 PM #10
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.
16th February 2009, 10:53 PM #11
reboot = so windows re registers the fonts. You could of course re load the users hive of the registry :
Batch files - RUNDLL and RUNDLL32
17th February 2009, 05:18 AM #12
17th February 2009, 09:21 AM #13
Yeah, unfortunately it's been forced on me to use VB6.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
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. :@
17th February 2009, 11:48 AM #14
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!)
17th February 2009, 12:17 PM #15
I have a splash screen that only shows an image, and loads the font. Should I still need to do this?
Originally Posted by srochford
What does this message do exactly (I mean can you explain so I understand).
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