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Activates a font inside app or whole computer.

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


Parameter Description Example
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.


Returns "OK" or error number from OS.


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.


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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