[Pythonmac-SIG] list of fonts
bob at redivi.com
Sun Jul 18 01:53:03 CEST 2004
On Jul 17, 2004, at 6:44 PM, Jack Jansen wrote:
> On 17 Jul 2004, at 15:34, Arthur Elsenaar wrote:
>> how do I get a list of the available system fonts? I tried doing this
>> in pygame, but the darwin code to do this is unimplemented. I see a
>> carbon.fm (font manager) module, but how does this work?
> Carbon.Fm probably won't do you much good, it's tied too much to
> QuickDraw. Also, I don't think it lets you enumerate over the
> available fonts. Bob's suggestion is the easiest, if you can use
> But anyway, here's an easy recipe for finding out what is in the
> various Carbon modules, what they do, and how to call them:
> >>> import Carbon.Fm
> >>> help(Carbon.Fm)
> This will tell you the names an Python calling sequences of the
> The functions you can now lookup in the Apple documentation (for
> instance from within Xcode).
> Unfortunately it will not tell you the names of the classes right now,
> you'll either have to guess or use dir() for that. Then you can do
> help() on the class, and find out about the methods.
> BTW: does anyone know *why* the classes don't get listed by help()?
Probably because there aren't any classes in _Fm ;)
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