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Adds a custom font for use by MUSHclient


long AddFont(BSTR PathName);

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This adds a font (specified by pathname) into the MUSHclient application space. It can then be used by world windows for output or command window fonts.

Any number of extra fonts can be added per world. (This feature added in version 4.93 of MUSHclient. Prior to version 4.93 you could only add one extra font at a time).

The intention here is for specialized fonts (like mapping fonts) to be made available without having to add extra font files to the Windows directory.

This is only supported on Windows 2000 or later (eg. Windows XP, Vista). It is not supported under Windows 95/98/ME. Use GetInfo (265) through to GetInfo (268) to find which version of Windows you are running under. (Basically GetInfo (265) needs to return 5 or higher).

The file name can specify any of the following files.

.fon Font resource file.
.fnt Raw bitmap font file.
.ttf Raw TrueType file.
.ttc East Asian Windows: TrueType font collection.
.fot TrueType resource file.
.otf PostScript OpenType font.

.mmm multiple master Type1 font resource file.

It must be used with .pfm and .pfb files.

.pfb Type 1 font bits file.

It is used with a .pfm file.

.pfm Type 1 font metrics file.

It is used with a .pfb file.

To add a font whose information comes from several resource files, point lpszFileName to a string with the file names separated by a | --for example, abcxxxxx.pfm | abcxxxxx.pfb.

Available in MUSHclient version 4.32 onwards.

VBscript example

AddFont "myextrafont.ttf"

Lua example

AddFont ("myextrafont.ttf")

Return value

eBadParameter - empty file name given
eNoSuchCommand - not supported on your version of Windows
eFileNotFound - file not found, or Windows rejected it as a font file
eOK - added OK

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See Also ...




(Base64Decode) Takes a base-64 encoded string and decodes it.
(Base64Encode) Encodes a string using base-64 encoding.
(BlendPixel) Blends a single pixel with another, using a specified blending mode
(ChangeDir) Changes the MUSHclient working directory
(CreateGUID) Creates a GUID - Global Unique Identifier
(EditDistance) Returns the Levenshtein Edit Distance between two words
(ErrorDesc) Converts a MUSHclient script error code into an human-readable description
(ExportXML) Exports a world item in XML format
(FilterPixel) Performs a filtering operation on one pixel
(FixupEscapeSequences) Converts "escape sequences" like \t to their equivalent codes.
(FixupHTML) Fixes up text for writing as HTML
(FlashIcon) Flashes the MUSHclient icon on the Windows taskbar
(GenerateName) Generates a random character name
(GetClipboard) Gets the clipboard contents
(GetScriptTime) Returns the amount of time spent in script routines
(GetSoundStatus) Gets the status of a sound started by PlaySound
(GetUniqueID) Creates a unique ID for general use, or for making Plugin IDs
(GetUniqueNumber) Returns a unique number
(Hash) Produces a hash (checksum) of a specified piece of text
(Help) Shows help for a script function, or a list of functions
(ImportXML) Imports configuration data in XML format
(Menu) Creates a pop-up menu inside the command window
(Metaphone) Returns the metaphone code for the supplied word
(MoveMainWindow) Move and resize the main MUSHclient window
(MoveWorldWindow) Move and resize a world window
(MoveWorldWindowX) Move and resize a specific world window
(MtRand) Returns pseudo-random number using the Mersenne Twister algorithm
(MtSrand) Seed the Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator
(PlaySound) Plays a sound using DirectSound
(ReadNamesFile) Loads in a file for generating character names
(Replace) Replaces one substring with another
(SetBackgroundColour) Sets a background colour for the output window
(SetBackgroundImage) Sets a background image for the output window
(SetClipboard) Sets the clipboard contents
(SetForegroundImage) Sets a foreground image for the output window
(SetMainTitle) Sets the main output window title
(SetSelection) Sets a selection range in the output window
(SetStatus) Sets the status line text
(SetTitle) Sets the world window title
(SetToolBarPosition) Sets the position of the game toolbars on the screen.
(SetUnseenLines) Sets the number of "unseen lines" for this world
(ShiftTabCompleteItem) Adds an item to the list shown for Shift+Tab completion
(Simulate) Simulate input from the MUD, for debugging purposes
(Sound) Plays a sound
(StopSound) Stop playing a sound started by PlaySound
(StripANSI) Strips ANSI colour sequences from a string
(Trace) Trace mode property
(TraceOut) Outputs the supplied message to the world Trace
(TranslateDebug) Sends a debugging message to the localizing translator script
(TranslateGerman) Translate German umluat sequences
(Transparency) Sets the transparency of the main MUSHclient window under Windows XP
(Trim) Trims leading and trailing spaces from a string

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