How do I get the OS System Font Directory(Cross-Platform) in python?

Metallicow metaliobovinus at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 06:24:00 CEST 2013


On Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:27:04 PM UTC-5, Christian Heimes wrote:
> Am 11.07.2013 19:19, schrieb Metallicow:
> 
> > @ Chris �Kwpolska� Warrick
> 
> > Thanks, that is a start anyway. 
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> > a Pure-Python way was what I was wanting, not win32api stuff.
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> > 
> 
> > "C:\Windows\Fonts"
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> > The windows path proves valid. Works on XP, Vista, 7. Not sure about win8....?
> 
> 
> 
> That's the wrong way to do it. You have to use the proper Windows API to
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> get to the font directory. It's SHGetKnownFolderPath() with
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> FOLDERID_Font or SHGetFolderPath() with CSIDL_FONTS.
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> 
> 
> See http://bugs.python.org/issue1763
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> 
> 
> Christian

typo'd instead of copy/pasted. What I meant was... Chris's code...

>>> FONTDIRS = os.path.join(os.environ['WINDIR'], 'Fonts') 
'C:\\WINDOWS\\Fonts'

returned valid as returned string. Forgot to add >>> part.
Is there any way to edit posts? Don't see an edit linky anywhere.
Is there something wrong with using os.environ...?
win32api stuff is another dependency. Is it really needed?



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