Tutorial Request : Test Install/Uninstall a .ttf
loweredcase last edited by gferreira
Hi! I am wondering how to test install a .ttf -- and for Drawbot to install that .ttf only for the current drawing process, then uninstall it.
i.e. a simple script/something like:
install the font
set the font style
draw some text with that installed font
uninstall the font
If I am understanding correctly installFont(path) is for .otfs (?), and I should be using fontTools somehow in the script to set path, install/uninstall. I'm pretty new to all of this so I just have no clue how this should be written (and why that way) -- any help/insights would be greatly appreciated!
gferreira last edited by
you don’t really need to install a font in order to use it in a DrawBot script – you can simply pass the path to the font file to the
font()command, like this:
font('/myFolder/myFont.ttf') text('some text in my font', (x, y))
DrawBot uninstalls the font after the script is done, so its only accessible during run time of the script.
There are some issues when reinstalling a font in the app itself where the postscript name is the still the same.
loweredcase last edited by
@gferreira i didn't know you could specifiy path inside font() command. thank you -- this is exactly what i needed!