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RE: [Freetype] Question on MacOS X

From: Changyuan Hu
Subject: RE: [Freetype] Question on MacOS X
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:05:26 -0500

According to the FreeType2 API, the only Mac-specific API is 
FT_New_Face_From_FOND, which requires a Handle to FOND resource. So, how can I 
obtain the FOND resource handle if the font contains not resouce fork ?


> >Still one question before I make a decision to upgrade to FT2:) I found 
> >the Font folder in my MacOS X System contains all .dfont font files, which 
> >indicates data-fork TrueType fonts.
>          Data fork fonts - not necessarily TrueType.  .dfonts are old-style 
> font suitcases with the resource fork living in the data fork.  You will 
> also find, if you look in the other font folders (/Library, etc.), .ttf 
> files (Windows/Unix TrueType fonts) and .otf files (Windows/Unix OpenType 
> fonts).
> >Does the latest FT2 (specifically the ftmac.c file) support data fork fonts?
>          Yes.  It supports all of the formats supported by Mac OS X - or at 
> least it is supposed to ;).

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