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Font.Activate

Activates a font inside app or whole computer.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Font 2.6 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "Font.Activate"; path; local )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
path The native file path to the font file. "/Users/test/Desktop/test.ttf"
local Pass 1 to activate only inside app or 0 for globally.
You may need to use 0 in order to let FileMaker see the font when you restart.
This parameter is ignored on iOS as font activation is only local there.
0

Result

Returns "OK" or error number from OS.

Description

Activates a font inside app or whole computer.
It looks like FileMaker reads font list only on startup, so it may not react to loading this font.

Examples

Activate a font:

MBS( "Font.Activate"; "/Users/test/Desktop/test.ttf"; 1 )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 26th June 2020


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