Portable font descriptions are designed to solve the following problems:
All the functions described below are exported from the
You can obtain the names of all the fonts which are available for a given pane by calling
, which returns a list of partially-specified font descriptions.
Portable font descriptions are used only for lookup of real fonts and for storing the parameters to specify when doing a font lookup operation. To draw text in a specified font using the Graphics Ports drawing functions, supply in the graphics state a font object as returned by