[sword-devel] FontURL as a suggested .conf property

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Mon Feb 20 15:44:03 MST 2012

My quick thought would be to instead create a DB of fonts and the URL where they can be retrieved? That way if we have 7 different modules that all require the font "spaghetti" and the location changes for this font, we just need to make the URL change in one spot...?
Of course, this could either be implemented by each front-end that desires this feature (PS doesn't, as we need to install all fonts to be used in iOS apps at compile time atm, but this may change in the future?) or in the library? 

On 21/02/2012, at 1:02, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Conf files allow the module maker to specify a Font, as one may be required
> to properly render the Unicode for some writing systems.  e.g. Padauk for
> the ThaiKJV module.
> It might be useful to also have a configuration file property called
> FontURL, such that the user does not need to resort to search engines to go
> and find the specified font.
> Front-end developers might then make use of this property, by making it a
> hotlink when module information is displayed. It would then be just a single
> click away.
> The suggestion may require further elaboration (e.g. to cope with different
> operating system requirements).
> Comments welcome.
> Regards,
> David
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